September 20, 2021

Facebook Says It’s Securing Afghan User Accounts Amid Taliban Takeover

Facebook Inc has temporarily removed the ability for people to view or search the friends lists of accounts it has determined to be in Afghanistan, the company’s head of security policy said in a tweet on Thursday as Afghans feared for their safety amid the Taliban takeover.

The social media company has also made a “one-click tool” for users in Afghanistan to lock down their accounts.

That way, people they are not Facebook friends with will be unable to see their timeline posts or share their profile photos, Facebook’s Nathaniel Gleicher said in a tweet. 

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