CNET: How the Taliban is using Twitter to ‘fish for legitimacy’ as it reclaims Afghanistan

CNET: How the Taliban is using Twitter to ‘fish for legitimacy’ as it reclaims Afghanistan. “On Monday morning during a live BBC news broadcast, journalist Yalda Hakim was interrupted by a phone call from a Taliban spokesman, Suhail Shaheen. Shaheen sought to reassure Hakim and British viewers watching at home that the the people of Kabul were safe and that the Taliban wouldn’t seek revenge after recapturing the Afghan capital for the first time in 20 years. Shaheen isn’t just calling Western journalists live on air. He is also one of a handful of Taliban representatives on Twitter…”

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