Facebook has suspended as many as 200 apps from its platform on Monday as part of their ongoing investigation into the misuse of private data of users.
According to the sources AFP, the investigation was launched soon after the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica revealed data breach. Reportedly the data of 87 million Facebook users were hijacked during the Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
According to the Facebook’s Vice President Partnerships Ime Archibong, “The investigation is being conducted in a full swing.”
We have large teams in place working hard to investigate these apps as quickly as possible, the teams consist of internal and external experts, he added. We have already investigated thousands of the apps out of which 200 apps have been suspended.
These apps are now gone under thorough investigation in order to find out whether these apps were involved and could be held responsible for any data misuse.
Facebook is expected to provide further details about the apps and their status after going through a complete overhaul. If anything shady comes across Facebook might ban those apps on their platform and launch legal proceedings against the companies.