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Facebook bans Social Roulette app

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 12:27

London: Facebook has blocked an app that is offering users a one-in-six chance of deleting their account.

The new app called the Social Roulette has mimicked the lethal game of Russian Roulette, in which players spin the cylinder of a revolver hoping to avoid the one loaded chamber.

According to the BBC, its developers said that the app was brought to Facebook`s attention by an automated system that deals with `negative user experience`.

The Social Roulette website said the app may suit people `looking for the opportunity to start fresh` or those `just seeking cheap thrills at the expense of your social network`, the report said.

While the app accepted that permanently deleting a Facebook account is very difficult, it promised to `completely remove all your posts, friends, apps, likes, photos and games before completely deactivating it`.

Eden Zoller, an analyst at research firm Ovum, however said the existing platform policy had `scope to ban apps which pose a competitive threat to Facebook`, the report added.


First Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 12:27
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