Taliban app finds its way onto Amazon app store

Taliban and the Amazon App Store

A Taliban app that was recently banned by the Google Play store has found its way onto the Amazon app store.

The app, called “Voice of Jihad,” lets terrorists keep up with the latest Taliban news, videos, and updates.

The version currently available on Amazon is in English.

As Business Pundit reported on Monday, a Pashto version of the app was removed from the Google Play store after it was reported.

Amazon’s app store allows customers to choose an alternate way to download apps for Android smartphone. The company in the past has offered a small handful of apps that were previously banned by Google.

When Amazon chooses to remove the “Voice of Jihad” app, the terrorist organization already has a backup plan. The app was posted on Twitter for direct download to a users Android phone.

The Taliban app was first discovered on Friday by SITE Intel Group, a website devoted to tracking jihadists online.

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The internet has become a popular stomping ground for terrorist groups looking to recruit new members. Along with popular platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, many groups are now turning to encrypted platforms such as Telegram and the newly encrypted WhatsApp.

Amazon is not responding to requests for comment at this time.

Written by Lisa Huyhn

Lisa Huyhn

Lisa Huyhn is the Politics and Military & Defense Editor at BusinessPundit. She is a fiercely independent voter who believes in full transparency in politics & general government activities. You can reach her atOnlineDegree.com.