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An app using Facebook's API cannot delete objects not created by itself (e.g. cannot delete posts or photos). So either this requires you install a browser extension or it's fake.



You're right:

  You can delete a post as long as your application created the post.
- https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/api/post/

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Looks like a good way to gather authentication keys in that case.

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Correct; this was a social experiment. The aftermath is explained here: http://fffff.at/when-you-dont-own-yourself/

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I don't know much about the API, but that was my understanding as well. I just tried the game and survived. Can anyone who has had the experience of losing describe what happened?

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I just played and lost, 'Bang, your Facebook account is being deleted'. In panic mode I was thinking I could cancel it, tried to remove Socialroulette from my authorized apps, but it was too late. Now, no account but I'm gonna try and reactive it and will you know how it goes

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A word of advice: Don't play real russian roulette, as there is no "panic mode".

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If deactivation of you account is something that would induce "panic," why did you play?

In my opinion this game seems fucking absurd, if it's not altogether a social engineering scam anyway.

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You have to keep not being logged out for a month (last time I checked) before the account is actually deleted.

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lol^^

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