Thursday, September 16, 2021

Clubhouse Removed Personal Information to Protect Afghans

Clubhouse is the latest social media platform to take steps to protect Afghans in the wake of the Taliban’s takeover.

The Taliban surprised the world with the speed with which they retook the country, forcing the Afghan president to flee and solidifying their control. For many Afghans, especially ones that supposed US operations or embraced Western values, the resurgence of the Taliban has put them in grave danger.

According to The Verge, Clubhouse has taken measures to protect its Afghans users, including resetting their bios, resetting their photos and making their accounts harder to find via search. The company said users’ followers were not affected, and users can reverse the changes if they desire.

Clubhouse’s actions are a welcome effort for many Afghans as they try to survive a difficult transition.

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