Facebook disables accounts tied to Russian company that allegedly scraped user data

Facebook has disabled accounts operated by a Russian business that the social network says scraped user data from its platform.

The Russian company, SocialDataHub, advertises insights through publicly available information. According to Facebook, that includes information gleaned from its users.

Facebook said it expects to disable more

“As part of our efforts to protect people’s security, we have recently removed Social Data Hub (SDH), a Russian-linked social media firm, because they were scraping people’s information,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. “This is a violation of our terms of service, and we’ve disabled more than 66 of SDH’s accounts, profiles, Pages, and apps from our service — and we expect to find and…

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