Facebook suspends more than 200 apps for misusing data

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Social media giants, Facebook has suspended more than 200 software applications “apps” from its social network platform for potentially misusing users’ private data.

Thousands more are being investigated as the company attempts to clean up its privacy act post-Cambridge Analytica.

In a blog post on Monday, Facebook’s VP of product partnerships, Ime Archibong, said that thousands of apps have already been investigated and 200 suspended, pending a more detailed review into whether they actually did misuse data.

As the company finds evidence of data breaches, users can log in to a help page to see if their own data was mishandled.

According to the company, the data breaches in question took place before the site’s platform policies were changed in 2014.