Jul 1 Posted 1 year ago
What Facebook did is absolutely unethical. You need to make a subject aware that a psychological experiment is being done to them prior to subjecting them to it. As to the legality of it - https://twitter.com/kashhill/status/483767776427798528 - they amended their terms to include 'research' four months after the study, though in the end they have a pretty blanket T&C so I'm sure that even without this addition, there will be no lawsuit.
Personally, I wonder how this effected people's personal lives (did those that received negative news feeds also experience a more negative work/home life)? It's definitely not shocking, but it's also sad that at the end of the day there will be very little to no adverse impact to Facebook.
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