Facebook bans an app once used by 4M people, suspends 200 more
Facebook says it is notifying those who shared information with the myPersonality app, which was mostly active before 2012.
Facebook has banned another app on its platform since announcing in March it had banned Cambridge Analytica for misusing user data via the ThisIsYourDigitalLife app.
The myPersonality app banned by Facebook was active prior to 2012, according to the company, and was used by approximately 4 million people. This is the first app Facebook has banned since it started its app investigation following the Cambridge Analytica crisis.
Facebook says it will be notifying users who gave their information to the myPersonality app — but that it will not be notifying Facebook friends of any of the users impacted because there is no evidence the app accessed users’ friends lists (unlike the app used by Cambridge Analytica). Facebook noted if that changes — and they do discover the app was able to access data beyond the people who used it — they will notify users’ Facebook friends.