Facebook Suspends Thousands Of Apps Following Cambridge Analytica Scandal


Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps as part of the company’s ongoing app developer investigation it began in March 2018 in response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Last year, the giant social media platform was accused of violating a 2012 consent decree and inappropriately sharing information of 87 million users with British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.

As a result, the company was fined $5 billion fine by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

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“… We’re making progress. We won’t catch everything, and some of what we do catch will be with help from others outside Facebook,” the company said in a blogpost.

Facebook says that the suspended apps are associated with about 400 developers but it is not necessarily an indication that these apps were posing a threat to users.

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