The Latest Facebook tool protects Afghan people who fear becoming Taliban targets. The Facebook toll launched by Facebook will help the people in fear of the Taliban delete their digital footprints.
Earlier a few days ago after the Taliban took control of Kabul, the Afghan capital, it took power in the country for the first time in 20 years.
The Facebook tool enables users to lock their accounts with the click of a button. This will prevent people already friends with them from downloading their profile pictures and viewing their posts.
Likewise Instagram users in Afghanistan a pop-up alert will appear, it will outline specific steps to help them secure their accounts. Facebook has also restricted the ability to view and search people’s friend lists temporarily to protect people from being targeted.
According to Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of security policy, many activists, journalists, and civil groups have been demanding the creation of new tools.
He also advised people outside of Afghanistan if they have friends within the country they should consider tightening their own visibility settings too.
According to CNET, Gleicher said, “We’re working closely with our counterparts in industry, civil society and government to provide whatever support we can to help protect people. We’ve stood up a special operations center to respond to new threats as they emerge. We know that no single step is enough by itself in crises like this, but we’re watching closely as the situation develops and will take steps to help protect people in real-time.”