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  1. Intrusive Facebook Study Triggers Backlash

    A Facebook study has proven that users don’t like it when you mess with their news feeds. Facebook deliberately manipulated the feeds of 700,000 users for a week two years ago in research that established how comment feeds can be emotionally “contagious” — positive comments, for example, trigger more upbeat responses. A new report detailing the study has prompted less positive responses, from incensed users venting anger on Twitter to academics questioning Facebook’s right to involve us in psychological experiments.

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