Facebook Removes Ability to View List of Friends for Accounts From Afghanistan
“We also temporarily removed the ability to view and search the ‘Friends’ list for Facebook accounts in Afghanistan to help protect people from being targeted,” Gleicher wrote on his Twitter page on late Thursday.
"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," Gleicher noted.
13/ And 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.— Nathaniel Gleicher (@ngleicher) August 19, 2021