Facebook Study Causes a Stir

Facebook Study Causes a Stir

Jul 15, 2014
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Facebook’s 2012 study that involved altering the news feed of approximately 690,000 randomly selected users without their consent has caused quite a stir.  The results were recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), which then issued an Expression of Concern about the study.   Articles in the Atlantic and Wired magazine discuss some of the issues that the study raises, including Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval.

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