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Facebook suspends 200 apps suspected of misusing your data

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Facebook has suspended more than 200 third-party apps from the social media platform that may have misused your data as it conducts its investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal which harvested the data of millions of users without their knowledge.

In an update on the Facebook website, Facebook’s VP of Product Partnerships Ime Archibong explained that thousands of apps had already been comprehensively reviewed in a thorough audit with more than 200 suspended to date.

Since the Cambridge Analytica incident in 2014, Facebook has been trying to reduce the data apps could access.

As a result it set this audit in place with each app examined along with the data it has access to and how the data was used.

The apps that have been suspended are suspected of misusing data pending further enquiries.

Facebook says if evidence is uncovered that apps have misused data, they will be banned from the platform and users who installed the app will be notified.

The social media platform says there is still a lot of work to be done to complete their investigation.

“We are investing heavily to make sure this investigation is as thorough and timely as possible,” said Facebook’s VP of Product Partnerships Ime Archibong said.

“We will keep you updated on our progress.”