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Facebook Feed Manipulation Study Draws Ire

Social media giant Facebook says it conducted a study that altered some users’ feeds because the company cares about “the emotional impact of Facebook.”  There has been widespread criticism of the experiment, which was conducted without users’ knowledge. For the study, Facebook, along with Cornell University and the University of California at San Francisco, manipulated some users’ feeds – favoring posts that were positive for some users or more negative for others – to see if...

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