Facebook suspends 200 apps in post-Cambridge Analytica investigation

- Mei 14, 2018

Facebook said Monday it suspended some 200 apps as part of its investigation and audit process in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations.

The investigation is focusing on apps that had access to large amounts of user data before Facebook applied new restrictions on such practices in 2014, according to a company blog post. Following the suspensions, the company will do interviews, make requests for information and do audits including possible on-site visits.

"Where we find evidence that these or other apps did misuse data, we will ban them and notify people via this website," Ime Archibong, Facebook vice president of product partnerships, said in the blog post.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised to conduct the investigation in March following revelations that Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica had improperly obtained data on 50 million Facebook users. That tally has since risen to as many as 87 million.

Cambridge Analytica announced it was shutting down earlier this month.


 

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