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Is Facebook targeting vulnerable youths? - Daily Mail;

Is Facebook targeting vulnerable youths? - Daily Mail

Daily MailIs Facebook targeting vulnerable youths?Daily MailIs Facebook targeting vulnerable youths? Leaked documents suggest the firm is exploiting the moods of teenagers to benefit advertisers. Leaked documents are reported to have been written by two Facebook execs; Facebook is gathering information on ...and more »

Facebook monitored Australian kids' posts to help advertisers: Report - The Indian Express;

Facebook monitored Australian kids' posts to help advertisers: Report - The Indian Express

The Indian ExpressFacebook monitored Australian kids' posts to help advertisers: ReportThe Indian ExpressFacebook has monitored the posts of Australian children and used algorithms to help advertisers target them better. (Source: AP). Facebook monitored the posts of children in Australia in order to help advertisers target them specifically, says a report ...and more »

Facebook Helps Advertisers Feed on Teen's Emotions - Guiding Tech (blog);

Facebook Helps Advertisers Feed on Teen's Emotions - Guiding Tech (blog)

Guiding Tech (blog)Facebook Helps Advertisers Feed on Teen's EmotionsGuiding Tech (blog)It's no secret that Facebook, the biggest social media network with over 1.8 billion users and growing, funds its operations mainly from the revenue generated from serving advertisements on the platform, but a new leaked document shows the grim side of ...and more »

Facebook targeting 'insecure' children and young people, leaked secret document reveals - International Business Times UK;

Facebook targeting 'insecure' children and young people, leaked secret document reveals - International Business Times UK

International Business Times UKFacebook targeting 'insecure' children and young people, leaked secret document revealsInternational Business Times UKFacebook is reportedly targeting vulnerable children by using sophisticated algorithms to identify when children as young as 14 are at their most vulnerable and allowing advertisers to serve up targeted ads. A leaked internal document reportedly ...and more »

Facebook alleged to have targeted young and unstable people in its data collation - Social Barrel (blog);

Facebook alleged to have targeted young and unstable people in its data collation - Social Barrel (blog)

Social Barrel (blog)Facebook alleged to have targeted young and unstable people in its data collationSocial Barrel (blog)A new document has outlined how Facebook can target “moments when young people need a confidence boost,” reports The Australian. According to the report, Facebook is said to be using advanced algorithm to identify and exploit Australians as young as ...and more »

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

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

Business Insider AustraliaFacebook knows when you feel 'insecure' or 'worthless' -- but denies serving targeted ads based on your emotionsBusiness Insider AustraliaFacebook 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 helped advertisers target teens who feel “worthless” - Ars Technica;

Facebook helped advertisers target teens who feel “worthless” - Ars Technica

Ars TechnicaFacebook helped advertisers target teens who feel “worthless”Ars TechnicaFacebook'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 exploiting Australian kids for advertisers - The Statesman;

Facebook exploiting Australian kids for advertisers - The Statesman

The StatesmanFacebook exploiting Australian kids for advertisersThe StatesmanFacebook has monitored the posts of Australian children and used algorithms to identify and exploit them by allowing advertisers to target them during their most vulnerable moments. Internal documents outline how the social network can target "moments ...and more »

Facebook accused of targeting “emotionally vulnerable” kids - Deccan Chronicle;

Facebook accused of targeting “emotionally vulnerable” kids - Deccan Chronicle

Deccan ChronicleFacebook accused of targeting “emotionally vulnerable” kidsDeccan ChronicleA 23-page leaked document obtained by The Australian revealed that Facebook executives, through the use of algorithms, collected data on the emotional state of 6.4 million “high schoolers, tertiary students and young Australians and New Zealanders in ...and more »

Facebook's Australian operation rocked by allegations targeting vulnerable youth - Xinhua

Facebook's Australian operation rocked by allegations targeting vulnerable youthXinhuaSYDNEY, May 1 (Xinhua) -- The Australian operation of social media giant Facebook came under fire on Monday, after internal documents revealed they were targeting vulnerable young Australians with their advertising. In a document obtained by The ...and more »

Report reveals Facebook document that could help advertisers target insecure kids - SiliconANGLE (blog);

Report reveals Facebook document that could help advertisers target insecure kids - SiliconANGLE (blog)

SiliconANGLE (blog)Report reveals Facebook document that could help advertisers target insecure kidsSiliconANGLE (blog)An internal document confirmed as being real by Facebook Inc. is alleged to show that the social networking giant is exploiting young people as young as 14 in Australia by allowing advertisers to target them when they are at their most vulnerable ...and more »

Facebook exploiting users' 'insecure' moments to sell ads - Ten Eyewitness News;

Facebook exploiting users' 'insecure' moments to sell ads - Ten Eyewitness News

Ten Eyewitness NewsFacebook exploiting users' 'insecure' moments to sell adsTen Eyewitness NewsSocial media giant Facebook is monitoring pictures, posts and interactions of users as young as 14 to target advertisements at “moments when young people need a confidence boost,” according to documents obtained by The Australian. The obtained ...and more »

Facebook exploiting vulnerability of children - ABC Online;

Facebook exploiting vulnerability of children - ABC Online

ABC OnlineFacebook exploiting vulnerability of childrenABC OnlineFacebook 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 accused of targeting 'insecure' children and young people, leaked report shows - Mashable;

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

MashableFacebook accused of targeting 'insecure' children and young people, leaked report showsMashableFacebook'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 ...and more »

Facebook accused of targeting 'insecure' teens and passing the information to advertisers - 9news.com.au;

Facebook accused of targeting 'insecure' teens and passing the information to advertisers - 9news.com.au

9news.com.auFacebook accused of targeting 'insecure' teens and passing the information to advertisers9news.com.auFacebook is being accused of using specific algorithms to pinpoint teenagers who are feeling "insecure and worthless" and then passing on the data to advertisers so they can target them. The Australian reports it has viewed a 23-page confidential ...and more »

Leaked document reveals Facebook conducted research to target emotionally vulnerable and insecure youth - NEWS.com.au;

Leaked document reveals Facebook conducted research to target emotionally vulnerable and insecure youth - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auLeaked document reveals Facebook conducted research to target emotionally vulnerable and insecure youthNEWS.com.auA SECRET document shows in scary detail how Facebook can exploit the insecurities of teenagers using the platform. Nick [email protected] · news.com.au. May 1, 20171:17pm. Picture: Justin Sullivan. FACEBOOK has come under fire ...and more »

How to stop Facebook advertising targeting you; how to see what they know about you! - EFTM;

How to stop Facebook advertising targeting you; how to see what they know about you! - EFTM

EFTMHow to stop Facebook advertising targeting you; how to see what they know about you!EFTMA story today by Darren Davidson in The Australian newspaper has highlighted an alarming possibility coming out of Facebook – targeting advertising to young people based on their mood. As shocking as this is, it will come as no surprise to those who ...and more »

Facebook rejects claims it targets 'insecure' teens - MuMbrella;

Facebook rejects claims it targets 'insecure' teens - MuMbrella

MuMbrellaFacebook rejects claims it targets 'insecure' teensMuMbrellaFacebook has rejected reports it targets vulnerable people with ads based on their emotional state after The Australian revealed a research paper purporting to set out the practice. While Facebook has admitted the existence of the document, it said the ...and more »

Facebook likes children – well, any easy targets - iTWire

Facebook likes children – well, any easy targetsiTWireThe views in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of iTWire. Have your say and comment below. Facebook likes children – well, any easy targets. 01 May 2017; Written by Ray Shaw; Published in ShawThing · Twitter.and more »

Facebook is providing advertisers data to target Aussies as young as 14 at their most vulnerable - Herald Sun;

Facebook is providing advertisers data to target Aussies as young as 14 at their most vulnerable - Herald Sun

Herald SunFacebook is providing advertisers data to target Aussies as young as 14 at their most vulnerableHerald SunSOCIAL network site Facebook is providing advertisers with data to target Aussies as young as 14 at their most vulnerable moments, secret internal documents show. The Australian today reports that Facebook is using sophisticated algorithms that ...and more »