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Facebook To Face ICO Questions Over 'Emotional Contagion' Experiment

Facebook is to face questioning from the UK's data watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) over its recent psychological experiment which compared the posts of people whose news feed was filtered to be happy to those whose feed was filtered to be more negative. A spokesperson for the ICO has told it is too early to tell if the experiment broke the law but the organisation would be speaking to the social media site. Facebook has apologised for the experiment.

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