Facebook suspends 200 apps in user data misuse investigation

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Facebook has suspended around 200 apps for potentially misusing people’s data, marking the company’s first crackdown as part of an investigation triggered by the scandal over user privacy and the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

“To date thousands of apps have been investigated and around 200 have been suspended — pending a thorough investigation into whether they did in fact misuse any data,” Ime Archibong, vice president of product partnerships at Facebook, wrote in a statement Monday.

The company said in late March that it would be investigating apps that “had access to large amounts of information” before Facebook changed its policies in 2014 to reduce access to users’ data.

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