The social media giant said in a blog post Monday that the suspensions resulted from its investigation into all apps that had access to large amounts of information before Facebook changed its platform policies in 2014. Those changes, according to Facebook, significantly reduced the amount of data that apps could access.READ MORE: Hochul Urges New Yorkers To Get Vaccinated As Omicron Variant Detected Over Border In Ontario
Ime Archibong, vice president of product partnerships, says that if any evidence is found that the suspended apps or other apps have misused data, they will be banned. Users that may have been exposed will be notified via a website, as was the case when the Cambridge Analytica case broke.READ MORE: Omicron Variant: 1st North American Case Detected In Ontario
“There is a lot more work to be done to find all the apps that may have misused people’s Facebook data – and it will take time,” Archibong said.MORE NEWS: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Set To Start Monday In Manhattan
The company says that it’s canvased thousands of apps so far.