Facebook has made it impossible to search Afghan accounts for security reasons, amid fears that the Taliban are using social media to find their opponents.
Nathaniel Gleicher, head of security at the tech giant, wrote on Twitter that they had “launched a one-click tool for people in Afghanistan to close their accounts quickly.”
“When their profile is locked, people who are not their friends can not download or share their profile picture, or view posts in their timeline,” he added.
On Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, the company “is issuing pop-up warnings in Afghanistan with specific steps on how to protect your account.”
Otherwise, the Taliban are reportedly looking for Afghans and Western allies in Afghanistan.