Facebook Manipulation

  • Social Media and the Stock Market: A Lesson in Global Manipulation

    … By Kate Prince, {grow} Community Member A hacker starts an online rumor about a place crash. The “news” goes viral and the airline’s stock plummets. The hacker makes a fortune on stock short sales that day and slinks back to his anonymous world undetected. A company legally makes a material announcement on Facebook about an acquistion…

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  • Five reasons to be freaked out by the Facebook experiment

    Like most of the online world, I’m stunned by the Facebook experiment designed to surreptitiously toy with the emotions of its customers. But it goes beyond the simple shock value of a company manipulating people. The news emerged that in 2012, Facebook conducted a study to determine whether it could alter the emotional state of its users.

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