Terror Online

The Taliban Propaganda Machine

The Taliban may reject modernity and have banned the Internet and television, but the Islamic fundamentalist group is using the Web to propel an online propaganda machine that NATO has been largely unable to combat. Now, NATO has 120 people working in Kabul trying to address the problem. “Information is everything. This is a war of perception played out in the minds of the Afghan people,” a U.S. Navy communications expert told The Times of London Thursday. “The Taliban blow stuff up to create an event that they can then market to the media and that will shape public perceptions,” he said.