Taliban Targeting Afghanistan Via Social Media, FB Suspends Accounts

After Taliban took over Afghanistan completely, social media giants are coming forward to protect the identity of Afghan users. Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter have offered security features to prevent search and viewability by other users.

Social Media Giants Came In Support For Afghanistan After Taliban Takeover

One-Click Tool For Afghan Users

Facebook has offered a temporary removal feature to all its users from Afghanistan considering the risk and threats posed by insurgents after the takeover. This will prevent anyone from viewing or searching the list of Friends in Afghanistan.

Its new tool ‘one-click tool’ will restrict other users to see their posts, profile, and timeline.

The security policy head of Facebook, Nathaniel Gleicher, has offered extended support to the users present online. He said that company is watching closely at the entire situation and is ready to take necessary actions to protect their users.

Also Read: Taliban Afghanistan War Ends But Helplessness And Fear Gain Strength

In his tweet, Nathaniel has also shared instructions and useful resources to protect the identity of such users.

Twitter To Temporarily Suspend Users’ Accounts

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Twitter has more active users than any other social media platform, seeing easy accessibility of Afghan Users Company decided to suspend their accounts. As per Reuters reports, the company is removing tweets, archive tweets, content, and accounts that are vulnerable.

Also Read: Ashraf Ghani Addresses Afghanistan From UAE, First Video Since Fleeing Kabul

It is closely working with the Internet Archive and will remove all the accounts for a brief period to prevent the user’s identity. The popular social media platform has also suspended the account of Amrullah Saleh who is the caretaker of Afghanistan’s President.

Linkedin Hides Users Connection In Afghanistan Fearing Taliban

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Now users trying to connect with those in Afghanistan would face difficulty as Linkedin has hidden the profile connections. This change is temporary until the conditions become better.

Several journalists, human rights activists, academics, and those in connection with Afghans are at risk. Taliban can use social media platforms to trace their identities. Fearing these social media giants are offering every possible support.

Also Read: Why The Taliban Are Attacking Afghanistan and Can Taliban Be Stopped?

Former Team Captain Urges Players To Deactivate Accounts And Burn Kits

Khalida Popal, former captain of the women’s football team of Afghanistan, has also requested players of the team to burn their game kits. She had also urged them to avoid using social platforms and deactivate their accounts.

 Cricketer Rashid Khan has also reacted to the entire situation of Afghanistan.

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