Clubhouse hides account bios, images to protect Afghan users

Audio chat iOS app Clubhouse is attempting to protect its users in Afghanistan, by wiping the biographies and images from thousands of accounts based in the country to keep them safer from harm.

Following the take-over of Afghanistan by the Taliban, social media platforms are taking steps to try and protect their users. For social audio app Clubhouse, it is doing so by making it as difficult as possible for bad actors to keep track of individual users.Clubhouse has reset the details on accounts of thousands of Afghan users, wiping bios and photographs in the process, reports The Verge. The change applies to accounts that haven't been active for a period of time, while also making the account harder to find in searches.