As of 2nd July 2018, the following tests have been removed from Silktide:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Social sharing

Facebook’s recently updated their APIs to prohibit access to nearly all of the data these tests relied upon. This is largely a result of backlash from the data harvested by Cambridge Analytica, and new GDPR privacy legislation.

Regrettably these changes have made the existing Facebook and Social sharing tests impossible to maintain. Although the Twitter test could potentially be maintained, it appears redundant when divorced from Facebook’s data, and we have made the difficult decision to drop it.

In the long term we expect we will re-write the Facebook and Twitter tests to allow account holders to authorize them with Facebook directly.