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Roulette App Removed By Facebook

An app giving Facebook users a one-in-six opportunity to delete their account has been removed from the site.

Social Roulette mimicked the lethal game of Russian Roulette, during which participants spin the cylinder of a revolver with the aim of avoiding the one loaded chamber.

Developers say the app was brought to Facebook's attention by an automated system which flags up negative user experience.

Facebook confirmed the app violated its platform policies.

The Social Roulette site said: "Everyone thinks about deleting their account at some point, it's completely normal reaction to the overwhelming nature of digital culture."

While pointing to the fact that permanently deleting a Facebook account is hard, it pledged to "completely remove all your posts, friends, apps, likes, photos and games before completely deactivating it".

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