The Taliban used WhatsApp voice notes, tweets, and Facebook posts to predict their military success as they advanced towards Kabul. The Taliban insurgency created a multimedia tale about Afghan army soldiers quitting without a fight.
Photos snapped by mobile phones and drones on the eve of the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul were broadcast around the world, portraying sights of the Taliban’s march toward triumph. Several political and military elements contributed to the Taliban’s quick capture of Afghanistan. Social media-based war propaganda content was one of these aspects that contributed to the fall of the Afghan government.