This time they purposely crashed their Android App, over a long period of time, to see if users would still come back to Facebook. And unshockingly users seemed to be unperturbed, and continued to return.
Here is a quote from that aforementioned Information article:
Facebook has tested the loyalty and patience of Android users by secretly introducing artificial errors that would automatically crash the app for hours at a time, says one person familiar with the one-time experiment. The purpose of the test, which happened several years ago, was to see at what threshold would a person ditch the Facebook app altogether. The company wasn’t able to reach the threshold. “People never stopped coming back,” this person says.
Facebook needs to go away…