Return of the Taliban

The Taliban’s sudden return to power and swift defeat of Afghan forces shocked many international observers and governments. In less than two weeks, the twenty years of work carried out to improve the standards of living, education and equality between men and women were undone.

In this report, we detail the crisis so Trust and Safety teams can understand:

  • The messaging surfacing online from the two extremist Islamist factions, the Taliban and ISIS
  • The existing laws and definitions of these terror groups and activities
  • Context of the crisis so teams can respond appropriately to the rapidly evolving events