A top FBI official says the bureau is expanding its social media guidelines to include “online safety” and cyber threats.
The bureau issued its guidance Monday in a public statement.
It says that social media “is not the place to be” when it comes to threats and cyberattacks.
The guidelines, issued by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Cyber Crime Division, say users who use social media should use “strong encryption” and report any suspicious activity.
It also advises users to protect their information, including passwords and credit card numbers, by using two-factor authentication.
The FBI said its guidelines, which cover social media and other online platforms, are designed to help law enforcement officials better protect their networks and information.
The agency’s guidance has been widely criticized by privacy advocates and other privacy advocates, who say they’re too broad.