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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 showed advertisers how it has the capacity ...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 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 »

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 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 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 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 »

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 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 »

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 »