Ban Facebook?

In one of the odder responses to electoral fraud and growing tensions between the supporters of the two candidates, the Afghan government has decided not to ban Facebook during the ongoing electoral crisis (for more see VOA).  While the general tenor of rhetoric surrounding the election dispute has become increasingly, and worryingly, ethnicized, it seems like something of a leap that slurs on Facebook would lead to violence.  It does seem to indicate, however, the deepening concern of the government that the current dispute could lead to violence along ethnic lines.  For now, however, they seem to have decided that seriously infringing on freedom of speech is not yet necessary…at least not yet.

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