Aug 24, 2021
Facebook moves to protect Afghan users' accounts amid Taliban takeover
EPA. Facebook has brought in new safety measures for users worried for their safety in Afghanistan, as the Taliban continue to cement their grip on power. The firm says it "Removed the ability to view and search the 'Friends' list for Facebook accounts in Afghanistan" to protect people from being targeted. "We've launched a one-click tool for people in Afghanistan to quickly lock down their account. When their profile is locked, people who aren't their friends can't download or share their profile photo or see posts on their timeline," Mr Gleicher tweeted. "The situation in Afghanistan is rapidly evolving. We're also witnessing people in the country using Twitter to seek help and assistance." Taliban spokesmen used the platform to update their hundreds of thousands of followers, as the militant group retook control of Afghanistan.
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