• Samantha S, 3 years ago

    The designers are complicit and their silence on the matter speaks volumes. They are getting paid ridiculously well and have no incentive to 'bite the hand that feeds them', for lack of better words.

    I used to look up to the fb as an employer and their work culture until I learned of their user research crossing ethical boundaries by manipulating user news feeds to see if they could mess with their emotions without informed consent [1] which statistically speaking, given their user population size, negatively contributed to users with depression arguably influencing them towards committing suicide unbeknownst to them, like they are some disposable lab rats. This is despicable and inhumane without informed human consent.

    1. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/30/technology/facebook-tinkers-with-users-emotions-in-news-feed-experiment-stirring-outcry.html
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