Donald Trump Jr. has sparked controversy, so there’s nothing new there, for appearing to side with the Taliban over their Facebook censorship row.

The Taliban spoke about Facebook and freedom of speech in a press conference on Tuesday.

Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the freedom of speech question should be posed to Facebook instead. Facebook is one of many social media platforms that bans the Taliban from their sites.

“This question should be asked to those people who are claiming to be promoters of freedom of speech who do not allow publication of full information… I can ask Facebook company,” he said, according to an interpreter. “This question should be asked to them.”

So, like any normal person, Trump Jr. retweeted the clip and added: “LOL... Also not wrong.”

It appears likely that Trump Jr. was sticking up for his father. The former President Donald Trump has been barred from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, which is owned by Google, since the riots on 6 January, when his followers stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden‘s election victory.

It was decided that his tweets posted at the time incited violence, leading him to be banned from the platforms for two years.

But Trump announced last month that he was suing three of the country’s biggest tech companies, alleging he and other conservatives had been wrongfully censored.

While Trump Jr. seems against people being banned from social media, it is unlikely that he sides with the Taliban on other issues.

After all, he has criticised Biden for removing troops from the country - despite the policy being a continuation of one Donald Trump’s - and has posted a series of tweets appearing to criticise the regime’s record on human rights.

Nevertheless, Trump Jr. got comprehensively roasted on Twitter after he appeared to gang up on Facebook with the militant group:

Time to step away from your computer, Donald.

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