Facebook toughens user-data research rules, but offers no ‘opt-out’

Facebook has come up with new guidelines for research on the platform, including “enhanced review process” by a special internal panel and training for online researchers. Critics say users should have been given the possibility to opt out.

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Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer, Mike Schroepfer, promised in a blogpost the company is going to be more careful in hosting and conducting research.

The social network is thus responding to the June scandal, when it was revealed researchers secretly manipulated posts being seen by nearly 700,000 Facebook users in early 2012 in order to see how their emotions were affected.

The company is not going to give up on research, but says it wants “to do it in the most responsible way.”

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