Google’s removal of Taliban app won’t stop the spread of terrorist propaganda online

Terrorists are no strangers to using social media for recruiting and spreading propaganda. Google, however, is trying to curb that tactic and has removed an app created by the Taliban from the Play Store for spreading hate speech.

The app, Alemarah, was being used by the group to publish propaganda, news and videos. Discovered on Friday, Google was quick to remove the app by Sunday evening but this surely won’t be the end of the group’s online efforts.

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