Facebook 正在删除用户从 Twitter 上交叉发布的时间线帖子
Facebook shut down Twitter cross-posting, but it also forcibly scrubbed old status updates that relied on the feature
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Facebook appears to have scrubbed all timeline posts that were cross-published from Twitter from its users’ profiles following privacy-minded API restrictions imposed on third-party developers, 根据 techcrunch.
These restrictions were put in place in the wake of the 剑桥诺安数据隐私丑闻, which involved the packaging and selling of more than 87 million users’ personal information to a data-mining company, that roiled the company starting back in March. As a result of those changes, with the pertinent one regarding Facebook Lpgin having been announced back on April 4th, some services, Twitter included, can no longer take direct actions on a user’s profile, including posting to the timeline on his or her behalf.
The changes went into effect starting August 1st. But it now appears that not only did Facebook disable the ability to use cross-posting between Twitter and its own social network on that date, but it also forcibly removed all the posts users had made using that feature. For users that may have been deleting their tweets but keeping a repository of the information on Facebook, where it’s more easily kept hidden from the public, it would seem the posts are gone for good.
techcrunch notes that only a small handful of Facebook’s more than 2 billion users appear to have been affected by the company shutting off cross-posting and removing old posts, with an even smaller group within that minority vocally complaining about it on Twitter. Granted, the feature was designed for less active Facebook users who’d rather just post to one social network rather than manage multiple accounts and deal with the nuances across platforms. So it makes sense that the change isn’t resulting in a more noticeable outcry.
Regardless, Facebook does not appear to have notified users that it would take action in this fashion, and there does not appear to be any public documentation of the company’s plans to remove old posts. We’ve reached out to Facebook for comment and will update this story when we hear back.