Facebook has disabled thousands of apps without notice

Facebook has disabled thousands of apps without notice

The world of developers has been scrambled on Facebook for the last few days, since suddenly thousands of their applications are being automatically deactivated by the social network, without prior notice and without any explanation. Later it became known that this was neither a bug nor a software problem, it was simply an action by Facebook due to the large number of applications that began to be considered invasive for users. Faced with this situation, the social network has recognized that it has tightened the rules of the game in terms of behavior and qualification of the applications installed on its platform, so that its automatic system for detecting applications of dubious use had been very strict when it came to using it. deactivate them totally or partially. This fact has been considered as an abuse of power and a change in the rules of the game for thousands of small developers, who have seen their businesses come to a halt, with the consequent commercial and image damage that has been caused to them. But this situation has also affected applications of greater weight on Facebook, such as Good Reads, Photo Effect and Social Interview, among many others, which have expressed their dissatisfaction, demand an explanation and that their service be resumed. Facebook in a statement indicates that it regrets what happened, but the critical scenario they had before has forced them to act without delay and that indeed they had not given notice, but that they are working so that it does not happen in the future. It has also sent emails to those responsible for the deactivated applications, including a link where to direct the appeal, in case of disagreement, explain the situation and request the revocation of the measure. Meanwhile, in the world of developers, there are multiple protests and indignation, for what they consider an abuse of their rights and a loss of confidence towards Facebook. Goes: TechCrunch