Meta Platforms Inc, which owns Facebook, has set up a special operations centre to monitor the conflict in Ukraine, and it launched a feature so users in the country can lock their social media profiles for security, a company official has said in Twitter posts.
On Wednesday, Twitter also posted a series of tips on the social networking site on how users can secure their accounts to guard against hacking, or making sure their tweets are private and only visible to followers. The company tweeted the safety tips in English, Russian and Ukrainian.
Meta’s actions come as the Russian invasion of Ukraine escalated on Thursday, raising concerns about the spread of disinformation on social media.
Twitter on Wednesday said it mistakenly suspended around a dozen accounts that were posting about Russian military movements, saying the erroneous action had been based on its rules against synthetic and manipulated media.
The team at Platform Executive hope you have enjoyed the ‘Facebook letting users in Ukraine lock their social profiles for security‘ article. Automatic translation from English to a growing list of languages via Google AI Cloud Translation. Initial reporting via our official content partners at Thomson Reuters. Reporting by Jeffrey Dastin in Palo Alto and Sheila Dang in Dallas. Editing by Mark Porter.
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