With futuristic speed, Afghanistan is being sent back in time, to what is often called a “dark age” of Taliban domination. The Afghan population is bearing witness with digital age tools, which means the heartache and terror is just a click away, filling cell phone screens and TV sets, if the world wants to see.

While there were relatively few sources of video as Kabul fell to the Taliban on Sunday, there were endless posts on social media:

— When Afghanistan’s ousted president Ashraf Ghani fled the country, acting defense minister Bismillah Mohammadi issued a tweet cursing him. Ghani later wrote a post on Facebook to justify his decision.

— Former president Hamid Karzai also used FB to communicate with citizens. He posted a video message wishing for peace while standing with his daughters.

— Rumors of the Taliban’s presence in Kabul rocketed across social media platforms as journalists posted videos of the US helicopter evacuation…

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