Afghanistan is most searched on Google now than at any time in Trends history

The Taliban and Afghanistan are two subjects that are furiously trending not just on Google but on social media platforms such as Twitter as well as Facebook. Afghanistan, in fact, is the most searched now than at any time in Google Trends history.
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The top trending topic on Google since early August is Afghanistan, so much so, that the country is most searched currently than at any point of time in the history of Google Trends. The world has been discussing what lies ahead for Afghanistan after the Taliban seized power in the country on August 15, weeks before the US was set to complete its troop withdrawal after a costly two-decade war.

The Taliban apart from Afghanistan, thus, are two subjects that are furiously trending not just on Google but on social media platforms such as Twitter as well as Facebook.

A screenshot from Google Trends shows the graphical increase in Afghanistan search interest since 2004.

The top five subjects ‘trending on Afghanistan, US’ that Google Trends listed are: Airbnb Afghan Refugees, Trump sending plane to Afghanistan, Jocko Willink Video Afghanistan, Seth Moulton Afghanistan and Seth Moulton.

The top five subjects ‘trending in Afghanistan’ are related to Canada and the crisis in Afghanistan.

Seth Moulton is a United States Representative who said in a joint statement that he had traveled to Kabul “to conduct oversight on the mission to evacuate Americans and our allies,” CNN reports.

The top five subjects ‘trending on Afghanistan, US’ that Google Trends listed are: Airbnb Afghan Refugees, Trump sending plane to Afghanistan, Jocko Willink Video Afghanistan, Seth Moulton Afghanistan and Seth Moulton.

The top five subjects ‘trending in Afghanistan’ are related to Canada and the crisis in Afghanistan.

Seth Moulton is a United States Representative who said in a joint statement that he had traveled to Kabul “to conduct oversight on the mission to evacuate Americans and our allies,” CNN reports.

As the Taliban stormed across Afghanistan, capturing all major cities over a period of few days, Afghan security forces trained and equipped by the US and its allies melted away.

Here’s the search interest on the Taliban as illustrated graphically by Google Trends.

Over the past few weeks, Afghan nationals and foreigners fled Afghanistan to escape the new Taliban regime. This led to total chaos at the Kabul airport. US President Joe Biden’s administration, in the meantime, was criticised severely for the withdrawal of their forces from Afghanistan as the Taliban captured power. However, Joe Biden stood by his decision.

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