Facebook has been accused of selectively breaking its own Android app for lengthy periods of time in order to find out how loyal users are.

A report published in tech journal the Information claims that the social behemoth purposefully crashed the platform on Google’s OS to calculate the limit at which users would stop trying to access the site.

An unnamed source told the publication that the experiment was conducted several years ago, and that “people never stopped coming back” – switching instead to the mobile web version of the site when they couldn’t access the app.

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