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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.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 »

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 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 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 »

Facebook denies it sells ad-targeting based on users' emotions - TechCrunch

Facebook has denied it offers tools to advertisers to target users when they are in vulnerable emotional states. Yesterday The Australian published a report claiming Facebook uses algorithms to target advertising when users of its service are feeling ...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 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 »

Is Facebook Targeting Ads at Sad Teens? - MIT Technology Review

Facebook appears to be using its considerable cache of user data to single out teens—including those who are feeling down—in an attempt to sell ads that target them. Recommended for You. Yes, Alexa is recording mundane details of your life, and it's ...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, 20171:16pm. Picture: Justin SullivanSource:AFP. FACEBOOK has come under fire ...and more »