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FLASHBACK: Facebook And The Ethics Of User Manipulation (2014)
Tech Crunch ^ | Jun 29, 2014 | Alex Wilhelm

Posted on 03/22/2018 9:06:29 PM PDT by yesthatjallen

FLASHBACK 2014: Facebook caught manipulating users:

A recent study conscripted Facebook users as unwitting participants during a weeklong experiment in direct emotional manipulation.

The study set out to discover if the emotional tone of a users’ News Feed content had an impact on their own emotional makeup, measured through the tone of what they posted to the social service after viewing the skewed material.

Nearly 700,000 Facebook users were shown either more positive, or more negative content. The study found that users who were given more positive news feeds posted more positive things, and users who were given more negative news feeds posted more negative things.

Surprising? Doubtful. Unethical? Yes.

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014; cambridgeanalytica; creepy; facebook; media; mediamanipulation; newsfeeds; nudge; nudged; nudging; propaganda; socialmedia; zuckerberg
Cambridge Analytica is being accused of exploiting and manipulating users and their data.

Facebook has a history of manipulating users and their business model is exploiting users data for profit:

Facebook And The Ethics Of User Manipulation (2014)

Facebook can use algorithm to make users happy or sad and even scientist that edited the study said she was 'creeped out' by it (2014)

Old News Resurrected:

What Did Cambridge Analytica Really Do for Trump's Campaign? (Oct. 2017)

1 posted on 03/22/2018 9:06:29 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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