March 14, 2015

Twitter Has No Problem Helping the Taliban (bumped)

Apparently violating US law by providing services to the Taliban* doesn't constitute a Twitter TOS violation.

And how do we know these accounts actually belong to the Taliban?

Um, duh.

@zabihmujahid.JPG

@mostafa_ahmedi.JPG

@balkhi_a.JPG

Please flag the following accounts:
https://twitter.com/zabihmujahid
https://twitter.com/mostafa_ahmedi
https://twitter.com/balkhi_a

*Providing business services, even free ones, to the Taliban violates the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) in the US.

Each IEEPA violation of carries a fine of up to $250,000.

The Taliban appear on the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (as amended) and are Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 (as amended).

See: http://www.ustreas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac/sdn/sdnlist.txt

The consequences of this designation include a prohibition against the provision of material support or resources to the Taliban and blocking of all property and interests in property of the organization that are in the United States, or come within the United States, or the control of U.S. persons.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:22 PM | Comments |