Facebook Protect, a program to protect groups that hackers are more likely to target, will expand to include more categories of users, Meta, the social network's parent company, said Thursday.
Meta will require users in these groups, such as activists, journalists and government officials, to enroll in the program to continue using Facebook. The company said it will give users access to stronger security protections such as two-factor authentication and monitoring for hacking threats.
Users in the specified categories will be prompted to enroll in Facebook Protect, and the company plans to “carefully expand” this requirement in the coming months.
“These people are at the center of critical communities for public debate,” the company said in a blog post. “Unfortunately this also means that they are highly targeted by bad actors.”