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Privacy group calls for regulators to act against Facebook
Privacy group calls for regulators to act against Facebook

An online privacy organization filed a complaint against Facebook with U.S. regulators Thursday, saying the company “purposefully messed with people's minds” in conducting a controversial 2012 experiment. Facebook has come under fire after details of the study were released recently. The social network slightly altered which posts some users saw on their feeds, with some seeing happier updates and others seeing more negative ones. The goal was to see whether the emotional content of posts was contagious. The study has already drawn scrutiny from United Kingdom regulators, and the Electronic Privacy Information Center is hoping the Federal Trade Commission will also...

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