A higher degree of protection will be required for accounts with a high risk of being hacked, for example, journalists or politicians.

As part of the Facebook Protect security program, the social network is introducing mandatory two-factor authentication for a number of accounts. These are accounts that are more likely to be compromised, such as the pages of journalists, human rights defenders or government officials. The platform has no plans to introduce mandatory two-factor authentication for all of its accounts yet.

A user identified by Facebook as being at high risk of being hacked should be required to enable two-factor authentication. If this does not happen, then after a certain period, access to the account will be blocked. To restore it, you will need to activate this option.

Of the 1.5 million accounts registered with Facebook Protect, almost 950,000 have already turned on two-factor authentication. In addition to this method of protecting data, Facebook also introduces a number of other security measures, including additional protections and monitoring of potential hacking threats.