A convergence of interests between the two regimes with the goal of shaping public understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic for their own purposes has become evident.
Beijing continues to spread conspiracy theories on social media and is now attempting to appear to the world as a benevolent power with no responsibility for the COVID-19 outbreak.
ISIS-K posts on Telegram show that the terror group's Khorasan branch was apparently in the dark over Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's recent death.
ISIS since its inception has preyed on youth and attempted to indoctrinate them with its extremist ideology.
The group's propaganda effort has stalled amid a shortage of resources and attacks on its communications equipment.
Afghan officials and media observers have said that the Russian media outlet publishes 'news' with no regard for journalistic principles such as integrity and accuracy.
The promotion of the Taliban on Al-Bayan comes when a potential peace deal would require the Taliban to guarantee Afghanistan will never become a safe haven for terror groups.
Iranian television shows often depict insulting racist caricatures of Afghans, portraying them as poor, weak and inferior characters.
Wavering positions and constant walk-backs in Taliban statements undercut the group's message and claims of unity.
Iran has used various means to create rifts among Afghan journalists, including investing in a select group of reporters who work to promote Iranian interests.