Facebook Manipulates Emotions: Business as Usual for Social Media Giant – NBC News.com

Facebook attempted to toy with the emotions of nearly 700,000 of its users under the guise of science, reminding users once again they are more product than customer, experts said.Anger erupted this past weekend over a study in which what could be termed the social media companys “Emotions Lab” tweaked the News Feeds of some of its users, but the study isnt new. In 2012, Facebook’s data science team wanted to nail an answer to a query still common among academic and marketing researchers, not to mention users: Can Facebook make you happy or sad?

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