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Terrorist technology Google removes Taliban app

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play Google has dropped a Taliban app that was reported to help the terror group grow its network. (Reuters )

Google has dropped a Taliban app that was reportedly made  to help the terror group grow its network.

The terrorist group had developed an app that was removed from the Google Play store two days after the app's launch was reported in English-language media, the UK Guardian reports.

The app allows users to access the group’s Pashto website, it included official statements and videos from the group.

Google told the Guardian: “While we don’t comment on specific apps, we can confirm that we remove apps from Google Play that violate our policies.”

The Taliban has a growing digital campaign, in an attempt to grow its audience, much like ISIS has, international media reported.

The Taliban website is in five languages, and the group is on social media, but social networks take down the accounts when these are discovered.

The extremist group's spokesman told Bloomberg the app had been removed because of "technical issues" and would reappear.

According to the Taliban spokesman the app is part of "advanced technologies efforts to make a more global audience".

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