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Facebook Reportedly Cuts Off Data Access to Yandex Social Discovery App

Not more than a few hours after Yandex launched Wonder — the Russian search giant’s social discovery app that aims to deliver relevant areas of interest to users based on search queries — Facebook has blocked the app from accessing the Facebook API, according to a report from TechCrunch. Facebook declined to comment, and Yandex did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but it’s likely that Facebook is making good on the anticompetitive clauses in its platform policy as grounds for cutting off Yandex.


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