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Playboy quits Facebook after ‘data mismanagement’ exposed user info

Lifestyle brand will deactivate its pages, which have over 25 million fans

Playboy has become the latest company to take action against Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, deleting its Facebook pages and suspending its activity on the platform.

The lifestyle brand stated that the decision to abandon Facebook was partially based on its historic difficulty in complying with the social network’s “strict content and policy guidelines”, stating that it has had to censor itself in order to fit in with Facebook’s views. The news of Facebook’s mishandling of user data, however, was apparently the final straw.

“The recent news about Facebook’s alleged mismanagement of users’ data has solidified our decision to suspend our activity on the platform at this time,” the company said in a statement. “There are more than 25 million fans who engage with Playboy via our various Facebook pages… for the full article by IT Pro click here

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