Virginia Senator Asks FTC to Investigate Facebook
Virginia Sen. Mark Warner isn’t letting Facebook off the hook for experimenting with user emotions
Warner, a member of the U.S. Senate since 2008, is encouraging the Federal Trade Commission to “fully explore” a 2012 Facebook study in which the company overexposed users to either positive or negative content in their News Feeds to examine how it impacted their emotions.
Warner’s plea came in the form of a letter to FTC Chair Edith Ramirez; he asked the commission to explore possible regulations needed to police companies that are collecting and analyzing “big data.” Read more…
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