The Taliban are using Facebook’s WhatsApp messenger to spread their message among Afghans. This was reported by the Vice website. The report said that the messenger could not block messages from the Taliban in Afghanistan due to end-to-end encryption on WhatsApp.
Whatsapp employees are not able to understand what is written in the texts of the messages, and therefore can not promptly ensure compliance with administrative restrictions. It should be noted that the Taliban is a terrorist group in the United States, and all US social networks and online services must block their accounts under US law on such dangerous groups.
Facebook is currently blocking user accounts that send messages to the Taliban trying to spread their ideas using the social network. The censorship process is running in real time, and many Facebook and Instagram accounts have already been blocked.
But it is impossible to do it on Whatsapp. The messenger uses end-to-end encryption. For this reason, American experts are unaware of what is said in the messages sent via WhatsApp.