YOUR SAY: Is it OK for Facebook to manipulate news feeds? - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

YOUR SAY: Is it OK for Facebook to manipulate news feeds?

Posted: Updated:
UNDATED (WHDH) -

Facebook manipulated users' news feeds to see if what your friends post on Facebook affects what you post on your timeline.    

To do that, the social media site manipulated the news feeds of 690,000 users for about a week back in 2012.

They posted upbeat statuses on some timelines negative ones on others.

They found the more positive the posts were the more positive the users were.

But Facebook users are not happy  saying that while what Facebook did is legal it isn't ethical.

What do you think about Facebook’s social experiment? Post in the comments below or tweet @7News using #YourSay.

  • U.S. & World NewsMore>>

  • Spokesman: Plane punctured by shrapnel

    Spokesman: Plane punctured by shrapnel

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:07 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:07:45 GMT
    Officials in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine say at least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two cities held by separatist militants.[more]
    A Ukrainian security spokesman says data from the recovered flight data recorders shows Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed due to a massive, explosive loss of pressure after being punctured multiple times by shrapnel.[more]
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:05 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:05:28 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:[more]
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:[more]
  • Israeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lull

    Israeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lull

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:49 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:49:11 GMT
    Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.[more]
    Israeli jets pounded three Hamas sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.[more]
  • Stay Connected

  • Like Us on Facebook
  • Follow Us on Twitter
Powered by WorldNow

WHDH TV 7NBC WLVI TV CW56
Sunbeam Television Corp
7 Bulfinch Place
Boston, MA 02114

News Tips: (800) 280-TIPS
Tell Hank: (855) 247-HANK
Corporate Media Services: (800) 642-1551

Can't find something?
Connect with us here:
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WHDH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.