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Facebook told advertisers it can identify teens feeling 'insecure' and 'worthless' - The Guardian

Leaked documents said to describe how the social network shares psychological insights on young people with advertisers. Sam Levin in San Francisco. @SamTLevin · Email. Mon 1 May 2017 15.01 EDT First published on Mon 1 May 2017 14.51 EDT. Share on ...and more »

Report: Facebook helped advertisers target teens who feel “worthless” [Updated] - Ars Technica

Facebook's secretive advertising practices became a little more public on Monday thanks to a leak out of the company's Australian office. This 23-page document discovered by The Australian (paywall), details in particular how Facebook executives ...and more »

Facebook Handed Over Data on 'Insecure' and 'Overwhelmed' Teenagers to Advertisers - Gizmodo

Facebook probably knows more about you than your own family, and the company often uses these type of insights to help sell you products. The best—or worst!—new example of this comes from the newspaper The Australian, which says it got its hands on ...and more »

Facebook exploiting vulnerability of children - ABC Online

Facebook is pinpointing children at their most vulnerable, using algorithms to find when they feel "worthless" and "defeated". Internal documents unearthed by The Australian reveal Facebook can target “moments when young people need a confidence boost ...and more »

Facebook can tell when teens feel insecure - USA TODAY

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook knows when teens are feeling "insecure," "worthless," "stressed" or defeated" — and it quietly shared that information with an advertiser. The social media company says it made a mistake handing over its research to an ...and more »

Facebook targets 'insecure' young people - The Australian

Facebook is using sophisticated algorithms to identify and exploit Australians as young as 14, by allowing advertisers to target them at their most vulnerable, including when they feel “worthless” and “insecure”, secret internal documents reveal. A 23 ...and more »

Ads will target your emotions and there's nothing you can do about it - Mashable

If you're happy and you know it, you might be interested in buying these products. With everything about consumers now tracked online, it comes as little surprise that emotions have recently popped up as a quiet — and rather creepy — way for ...and more »

Facebook knows when you feel 'insecure' or 'worthless' -- but denies serving targeted ads based on your emotions - Business Insider Australia

Facebook is investigating how confidential research detailing its ability to track the emotional states of users did not comply with its internal review procedures. The Australian cited a leaked internal company document marked “confidential” to accuse ...and more »

Facebook research targeted insecure youth, leaked documents show - The Independent

Facebook has come under fire after leaked documents revealed the social media site has been targeting potentially vulnerable children. The allegations suggest the company is gathering information on young people who “need a confidence boost” to ...and more »

'This oversteps a boundary': teenagers perturbed by Facebook surveillance - The Guardian

News that Facebook shared teens' details with advertisers throws focus on firm's ability to mine the data of its 2 billion users – and raises serious ethical questions. Facebook told advertisers it can identify teens feeling 'worthless' · Olivia Solon ...and more »