Big Tech’s Taliban problem

11m · August 27, 2021

Big Tech’s Taliban problem

For the first time in 20 years, the Taliban controls Afghanistan. This change in power raises questions for companies like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube as they have to figure out how to handle what was once considered an insurgent, terrorist-affiliated group now potentially governing an entire country. Vox’s Jen Kirby (@j_kirby1) explains.  References:  Read Shirin’s article about social media companies and the Taliban. And check out Jen’s Taliban explainer. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to [email protected] We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit This episode was made by:  Host: Shirin Ghaffary Producer: Sofi LaLonde  Engineer: Cristian Ayala Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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