Emotions are running high over an experiment where Facebook manipulated news feeds to see how its users’ emotional states would be affected. The social network changed the number of positive or negative posts a person would see, hoping to figure out how contagious emotions are. The problem? Users didn’t know they were part of Facebook’s massive psychological test -- the implications of which could be seriously damaging.
More than a billion of us have accepted that Facebook collects data that we put out there willingly, but has Facebook gone too far? Or is this just the price we pay for living in a hyper-connected, share-everything type of world?
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