In Russian Roulette, players have a one-in-six chance of losing their lives. In Social Roulette, users have a one-in-six chance of losing their Facebook accounts. That is, until Facebook took away the gun. TechCrunch reported Monday that Facebook 86′ed the data connection to Social Roulette, an application where users play and there’s a one-in-six shot that their Facebook profile will be deleted. Four hours after its Saturday launch, Facebook cut off data to the application, stating a violation of platform policies.
Facebook has not been hesitant to cut off data to applications that don’t share back, as Vine and Yandex discovered recently. Now it has blocked a photo app — Vintage Camera — with filters similar to Facebook’s Instagram, claiming that the app has received overwhelming negative feedback. But developer Presselite said negative feedback has been rare, and it feels that Facebook’s ownership of Instagram influenced its decision.