Zabidhullah Mujahid

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Rick Noack of the Washington Post made our day:

The Taliban’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid may hate the U.S., but he apparently loves American technology. He tweets several times a day to keep his nearly 6,000 followers updated.

On Friday, however, Mujahid posted several Tweets, apparently accidentally turning the social network’s geolocation tracking on. His position came as a surprise to many: Instead of posting from Afghanistan, he seemed to be in Sindh, a Pakistani region in the southeast of the country.

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Noack, Rick. “How Twitter’s geolocation settings embarrassed the Taliban”. The Washington Post. 6 October 2014.