Lawmakers, Twitter in dispute over Taliban tweets. Urging to stop pro Taliban tweets. War by Twitter.

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U.S. intelligence agencies are also known to track suspect bloggers and tweeters on the Internet to help identify Taliban fighters or terrorist operatives.

Twitter executives have told lawmakers that the micro-posts do not violate the website’s terms of service because the Taliban is not listed by the State Department as a foreign terrorist organization.

Twitter executives have told lawmakers that the micro-posts do not violate the website’s terms of service because the Taliban is not listed by the State Department as a foreign terrorist organization.

Pressure also is coming from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, the Afghan capital.
This year, the ISAF began battling the pro-Taliban messages with tweets that countered insurgent claims. As a result, the two sides sometimes exchange a dozen tweets a day.

Some legal experts contend that the pro-Taliban messages are protected under U.S. law.




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