Facebook secret psychological experiment on users

Unbeknown to users, Facebook had tampered with the news feeds of nearly 700,000 people, showing them an abnormally low number of either positive or negative posts. The experiment aimed to determine whether the company could alter the emotional state of its users.

Country: Global

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Industry

Tags: personal data, Internet, experiment, Facebook, privacy

Posted on Friday 3 October 2014

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