The furor surrounding Facebook’s decision to conduct an experiment that secretly manipulated the News Feed of some users to study emotion contagion reached a peak this weekend, with many calling the act creepy at best, and downright unethical at worst.
And as it turns out Facebook is facing more than just user backlash following news that the social network was purposely trying to manipulate user emotions during a 2012 experiment.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), a data regulator in the United Kingdom, is investigating whether or not Facebook violated data collection laws during a user study more than two years ago, according to the Financial Times.
Although the editor of the study recently admitted to being a little creeped out by the way in which the study was conducted, Facebook itself had not offered any detailed comment on the matter.
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