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Was Facebook's psychological experiment unethical?

Recently, Facebook allowed their network to be used for a psychological experiment on mood. They did not tell people they were participating in the experiment. Was this unethical? Do people have a right to informed consent for these kinds of studies?

Trey Peden , 28.06.2014, 21:45
Idea status: under consideration


DianaHsieh, 02.07.2014, 16:05
Here's Slate's take: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2014/06/facebook_unethical_experiment_it_made_news_feeds_happier_or_sadder_to_manipulate.html

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