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Facebook faces action over 'emotion contagion' study

Jul 05, 2014    

Washington, July 5 (IANS) US privacy group Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC) has filed a formal complaint with the Federate Trade Commission (FTC) over Facebook's use of user data in its "emotion contagion" study."The company purposefully messed with people's minds. Facebook conducted the psychological experiment with researchers at Cornell University and the University of California, San Francisco, who failed to follow standard ethical protocols for human subject research," EPIC said in its complaint."Facebook's conduct is both a deceptive trade practice un...

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