Last summer, Facebook decided to allow people in Afghanistan to block their profiles, and even recommended it when US troops withdrew. The company emphasized the role of blocking profiles, especially for journalists, activists and others who may be more vulnerable to attacks. It did not take long to block Facebook profile for Ukraine.
Facebook profile blocking for Ukraine now available
Facebook contributes to supporting Ukrainians in these nasty times for them, on the one hand by blocking the propaganda of Russia, and on the other by enabling the blocking of the Facebook profile, which is the largest social platform. In addition, it has also created a “Special Operations Center” to “closely monitor” what is happening in Ukraine.
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However, the most changes for each citizen of Ukraine are introduced by the “block profile” tool itself, which provides users with access to additional security and privacy features with “one click”. It is known that when a profile is blocked, non-friends cannot download or share their profile picture or view posts on their timeline.
In response to the developing armed conflict in Ukraine, we created the Special Operations Center to react in real time. It is staffed by experts (including native speakers), so we can closely monitor the situation and act as quickly as possible
Said Nathaniel Gleicher, director of security policy at Meta.