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Facebook claims to have assisted individuals fleeing Afghanistan, including its own employees


Last Updated on 22/11/2021 by Sanskriti

According to the reports, Facebook assisted in the evacuation of 175 Afghan residents when the Taliban gained control of the nation.

Some employees were also aboard the aircraft to Mexico City, according to the firm.

The Mexican government acknowledged that the airplane carried activists and independent journalists, as well as their families, which included 75 children.

Multinational corporations and organizations have withdrawn from Afghanistan.

“In the process of assisting Facebook employees and close partners leave Afghanistan, we joined an effort to help a group of journalists and their families who were in grave danger,” a Facebook spokesperson told.

“Thanks to the leadership of the Mexican government, and the support of the UAE in providing the initial landing, the journalists have been welcomed in Mexico,” the company added.

Due to the continuing security situation in Afghanistan, the business refuses to provide any more information.

Facebook added additional safety features for users concerned about their safety in Afghanistan two weeks ago, as the Taliban tightened their hold on power.

Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of security policy, announced the new measures.

“We’ve launched a one-click tool for people in Afghanistan to quickly lock down their account. When their profile is locked, people who aren’t their friends can’t download or share their profile photo or see posts on their timeline,” Mr. Gleicher said in a tweet.

The business also stated earlier this month that it will continue to block Taliban content from its platforms since the group is considered a terrorist organization by the corporation.

A Facebook spokesperson said, “The Taliban is sanctioned as a terrorist organization under US law and we have banned them from our services under our Dangerous Organisation policies. This means we remove accounts maintained by or on behalf of the Taliban and prohibit praise, support, and representation of them.” 

The World Bank suspended project funding in Afghanistan last week, citing worries about how the Taliban’s takeover may damage “the country’s development prospects, particularly for women.”

The decision was made just days after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) halted disbursements to the country.

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