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Al Jazeera Deleted A Story Using GIFs About The Taliban

Here it is. An example of serious GIF storytelling, until it was deleted.

On Friday, Al Jazeera America posted an online teaser for their upcoming show On the Front Lines with the Taliban. The segment features reporting from journalist Nagieb Khaja, who embedded with a group of Taliban fighters who attacked an Afghan National Army base. The promo post was presented in the form of a GIF list, perhaps the first ever featuring the terrorist group.

3. But after some interesting reactions on Twitter…

6. Al Jazeera deleted the post.

7. But it is really hard to delete something once it has been on the internet.

On the internet, the memory hole doesn’t work so well. Orig: http://t.co/50wjwTtM9U Cached: http://t.co/mpoJrBXkv4

— Paul Szoldra (@PaulSzoldra)

8. So here is the original Taliban GIF listicle:

Al Jazeera has not responded to a request for comment about why the list was deleted.

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