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A backlash continues to brew among Facebook (FB -0.6%) developers over policy and algorithm...
A backlash continues to brew among Facebook (FB -0.6%) developers over policy and algorithm changes that can lead app traffic to crater. In some cases, apps are blocked due to spam complaints, but in others, Facebook cites the fact they duplicate (some would say compete with) its own services. The WSJ reports MessageMe, an app blocked on Friday for duplicating Facebook Messenger, "had recently rebuffed takeover interest" from Facebook. Facebook defends itself by arguing most of the 10M sites/apps that use its services aren't complaining. (Reuters column)