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DEC 13, 2021
Today, the Oversight Board selected a case appealed by a Facebook user regarding a post discussing the new government of Afghanistan under the Taliban. The post included references to the Taliban’s goals and the current state of affairs in Afghanistan.
Upon initial review, Meta took down this content for violating our policy on Dangerous Individuals and Organizations, as laid out in the Facebook Community Standards. However, upon further review, we determined we removed this content in error and reinstated it.
We will implement the board’s decision once it has finished deliberating, and we will update this post accordingly. Please see the board’s website for the decision when they issue it.
On December 9, 2021, the board announced an update to this case. As a result of a person deleting content on Facebook, this case has been deleted from our platform and from the board’s systems, which means the board will no longer be able to view or issue a decision on this case.
There will be no further updates to this case.