The leader of the Taliban, Anas Haqqani, recently posted on Twitter that other sites can’t replace Twitter because it doesn’t have a policy like Meta’s.
Twitter, which is facing decreased ad revenue and more competition, recently received support and gratitude from the extremist Islamist group “Taliban,” which argues that Twitter is the only medium that promotes free speech.
Taliban leader Anas Haqqani, who joined Twitter prior to Elon Musk’s acquisition, voiced his appreciation and support for the site at a time when Meta, the creator of the Twitter-like social media application “Threads,” has garnered more than 100 million members in just five days.
Because Meta and Twitter are competitors, Twitter’s founder, Elon Musk, publicly criticized Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. He said that Zuckerberg stole the idea that Twitter was built on and that the company hired former Twitter workers to make Threads.
Haqqani, who appears to be an avid Twitter user, believes Musk should be unconcerned because Meta’s rigorous regulations would prevent it from displacing an open network like Twitter.
Twitter has two important advantages over other social media platforms: the first is freedom of speech, and the second is Twitter’s public nature and credibility, Haqqani said in his most recent tweet.
Twitter doesn’t have a strategy of intolerance like Meta does. He also said that other sites can’t take its place.
Despite being barred from other prominent social media sites, Haqqani, who has functioned as a spokesperson for the Taliban administration in Afghanistan, has kept a Twitter account, as have many other Taliban commanders.
Taliban leaders acquired blue tick verification on Twitter following Musk’s announcement of the Twitter Blue membership service a while back; however, these badges were eventually removed from their pages due to criticism.