Facebook emotion study breached ethical guidelines, researchers say Lack of ‘informed consent’ means that Facebook experiment on nearly 700,000 news feeds broke rules on tests on human subjects, say scientists
Everything We Know About Facebook’s Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment It was probably legal. But was it ethical?
Even the Editor of Facebook’s Mood Study Thought It Was Creepy “It’s ethically okay from the regulations perspective, but ethics are kind of social decisions.”
Ad Data Scientists Weigh In on Facebook Research Controversy Perhaps If It Let People Opt In (and Paid Them), There Would be No Uproar