Facebook has shut down an account made by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to recruit enthusiasts to write for a quarterly magazine and to edit videos, reported Washington Post on Tuesday.
The Umar Media TTP page, which had more than 270 likes, appeared to have been created in September and had just a handful of messages written in English.
“Umar Media is proud to announce online jobs oppertunities (sic),” said the first post on the networking website, written on October 25.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan had confirmed to AFP by telephone that the faction was “temporarily” using the page “to fulfil its requirements” before launching its own website.
The TTP Facebook page described the publication as its “official quarterly magazine” and asked writers to submit articles “on (a) topic of your choice”, or on jihadi current affairs, history, Islamic movements or the plight of Muslims.