Facebook said on Friday it had suspended tens of thousands of apps on its social media platform as part of the company’s ongoing investigation with app developers, which it launched in March 2018 in response to calls that emerged after the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
The company said in a post on its blog : The suspended applications linked to about 400 developers, adding that it does not necessarily mean that those applications pose a threat to users.
Earlier this year, Facebook agreed to pay a record $ 5 billion fine to the US Federal Trade Commission to settle a government investigation into its privacy practices.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched an investigation into Facebook last year over allegations that the company violated a privacy decree it approved in 2012, after sharing the information of nearly 87 million users of its social network with British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
Facebook has since agreed to strengthen user data protection measures and has restricted the amount of information third-party developers can request from users of its platform.
The company said Friday in its publication : “We are making progress. We will not catch everything, but others outside Facebook will also help us catch some things”.
Source : Facebook