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Description: Once again, Facebook is up to their old tricks again organizing social experiments on it’s users, unbeknownst to anyone.

Source: Huffington Post

Date: November 3, 2014

 

Facebook To Detail Updates To News Feed At Press Event

Facebook quietly tweaked the news feeds of 1.9 million users before the 2012 election so they would see more “hard news” shared by friends. That change may have boosted voter turnout by as much as 3 percent, according to a little-known study first disclosed Friday by Mother Jones. Read the full story.

Questions for discussion:

1. Does it bother you when Facebook performs these tests on it’s users?

2. Does the knowledge of these tests make you think twice about using Facebook?

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