Facebook is launching a series of security features and tools to enable users in Afghanistan to lock their accounts with quick actions. Thanks to the Instagram app they will be able to quickly protect their accounts and minimize their social media presence.
Nathaniel Gleicher, head of security policy at the company, shared a series of security features from his Twitter account. These features are also being implemented on Instagram to help users in Afghanistan minimize their presence on these platforms:
“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,” he states in the tweet.
To complement these security measures, Facebook is also disabling the option that allows you to search users’ friend lists.
On the other hand, he also shares some guidelines for journalists, activists or anyone who is in Afghanistan on Twitter, to protect their online presence taking into account digital security tools.
These are tools created by human rights organizations for users to take measures to protect their presence on different social platforms. The company mentions that they have also created a special operations center to monitor the situation and respond quickly to any threat with new measures on the platforms.