Top Stock : Facebook (NASDAQ FB) to continue in Afganistan

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) will continue in Afghanistan even though there were proposals to restrict the social networking site in the wake of ethnic hatred that sourced from it at the time of presidential elections. The war of words between the supporters on the website started after candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah were accused of frauds in the June 14th election.

Facebook has become the source of exchanging hatred messages and posts by the two sides in Afghanistan, but the authorities decide not to ban the site. UNO has already issued a warning that continued accusations on the Facebook could erupt into civil unrest.

UN mission chief, Jan Kubis said that there has been an alarming tone in some social media platforms and the supporters should keep away from posting inflammatory statements, hate speech or statements that could give way to discordant ethnic mobilization. Kubis added that some postings were “rhetoric that brings back memories of tragic, fratricidal, factional conflicts in the 1990s that cost the lives of tens of thousands of civilians.”

Facebook Inc: Afganistan

Ghani has Pashtun tribes of the South and east standing by his side, whereas Abdullah draws major support from Tajiks and other northern Afghan groups and the recent heated conversation over Facebook revives the memory of the ethnic divisions of the bloody 1992-96 civil war.

“The national security council discussed banning of Facebook in their meeting today,” Fayeq Wahedi, the deputy presidential spokesman, told AFP on Sunday. Wahedi said that there are elements over Facebook that trigger hatred and harm the national unity, but council is determined to keep Facebook running in the country.

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Over the past few years, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ FB) users have surged, and supporters from both the sides are posting photos and intimidating messages after the revelation of fraud allegations. This may lead to civil unrest and catalyze the pending violence. A ban on Facebook may occur anytime in the future if the current situation continues.

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