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

An internal report produced by Facebook executives reportedly states the company can monitor posts and photos when young people feel 'stressed', 'defeated' and 'useless'. Photograph: Paul Sakuma/AP. Facebook. Facebook told advertisers it can identify ...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 denies targeting insecure youngsters with specific advertising - MobileMarketing Magazine

Facebook has denied claims that it uses tools to benefit advertisers by targeting emotionally vulnerable and insecure youths with certain advertising. The allegations come from internal documents acquired by The Australian. The documents show detailed ...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 »

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 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 »

Facebook apologises for spying on moods of 'vulnerable' teens - Irish Independent

The internet giant has previously been criticised for manipulating emotions and questionable advertising practices. Stock 1 The internet giant has previously been criticised for manipulating emotions and questionable advertising practices. Stock photo ...and more »

Facebook Has to Keep Apologizing for Its Business Model - Motherboard

On Sunday, some of Facebook's research into people's emotional states while using the platform made it to the public. It's extremely creepy, and once again the company is apologizing for what it always does but doesn't want users to think about. A 23 ...and more »

Leaked document reveals Facebook conducted research to target emotionally vulnerable and insecure youth -

A SECRET document shows in scary detail how Facebook can exploit the insecurities of teenagers using the platform. Nick Whigham@NWWHIGHAM · 1, 20172:16pm. Picture: Justin SullivanSource:AFP. FACEBOOK has come under fire over revelations ...and more »

Facebook accused of targeting 'insecure' children and young people, report says - Mashable

Facebook's algorithms are collecting data on young Australian and New Zealander's emotional states, because advertising. Image: vicky leta/mashable. 2016%2f07%2f19%2f6e%2f201607198b1936625 10156389758275077 331978264969111.e2f15 By Jerico Mandybur Apr ...and more »