Tell Us: Will Facebook's Unethical User Experiment Make You Quit?

Emotions are running high over an experiment where Facebook manipulated news feeds to see how users' emotional states would be affected.

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By Wendy Frink • Jun 6, 2014 Originally published Jun 6, 2014

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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.

Related: New Facebook Privacy Issue Sparks Official FTC Inquiry

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?

We want to hear from you. Will Facebook's latest snafu make you ditch the social network for good? Let us know in the poll below.

Wendy Frink

Social Media Editor at Entrepreneur.com

Wendy Frink is the social media editor for Entrepreneur.com.

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