Latest GK GS

Updated By: LatestGKGS Desk

Facebook Bans Personality Quiz Apps On Its Platform



Facebook Bans Personality Quiz Apps On Its Platform: Details, Purpose, Highlights

Social networking giant Facebook has banned personality quiz apps on its platform.

This Facebook decision is taken after 2018 Cambridge Analytica Scandal, which helped researchers to access personal information of about 87 million facebooks users by using the quiz app “thisisyourdigitallife”. 

Facebook is updating its platform policies to include provisions that apps with minimal utility, such as personality quizzes, may not be permitted on the platform.

The quiz apps may not ask for data that doesn’t enrich the in-app, user experience on the social media platform. 

The initiative includes removing access to a number of application programming interfaces (APIs), updating platform policies, regularly evaluating app’s access to user permissions. It will also lock down older (APIs) from accessing user data.

If the user has previously approved permissions which app has not used or accessed in past 90 days may be considered expired and access to such expired permissions will be revoked. It will also periodically review, audit and remove permissions that older apps have not used.


Latest Facebook Updates

» Daily Current Affairs 28th March 2019 GK GS Bulletins

» Facebook Share You Voted, Candidate Connect features For General Elections 2019

» Daily Current Affairs 27th March 2019 GK GS Bulletins

» CRPF 54th Valour Day: Veer Parivar App Launched: Details, Features, Aim

» Housing Minister Hardeep Singh Puri Launches 'e-Dharti' App

» WCD Ministry portal 'She-box' Features, Objectives, Recent Developments, Updates