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Monika Bickert is Facebook's Head of Global Policy Management. She was asked about reports of Facebook's "psychology experiments" by an audience member at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival. This video is part of a discussion available here in full: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LH-dt72RTM In this digital age, many of the most pressing questions about free speech arise in cyberspace.
… Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg weighed in on the controversy over a study by social scientists from the social network, Cornell University, and the University of California-San Francisco, in which the researchers randomly selected 689,003 Facebook users and tinkered with the number of positive or negative stories that appeared…
…, in early 2012). Nobody's posts were "hidden," they just didn't show up on some loads of Feed. Those posts were always visible on friends' Timelines, and could have shown up on subsequent News Feed loads. And we found the exact opposite to what was then the conventional wisdom: Seeing a certain kind of emotion (positive) encourages it rather than…