Facebook Protect, a program to give extra protection and security for high-risk user accounts, is now rolling out to more countries, like India. The program was first introduced in the US in 2018 and expanded broadly during the US 2020 elections. The company is planning to implement in nearly 50 countries by the end of the year.
“Facebook Protect is a security program for the people that are most likely to be highly targeted by malicious hackers or other adversarial threats. These include human rights defenders, journalists and activists, and are often at the center of public debate. They hold governments and companies accountable,” said Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Security at Facebook in a media briefing.