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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 »

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 »

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 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 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 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 »

'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 Has Ability to Let Advertisers Know When Teens Feel 'Worthless.' What Are the Implications? - Yahoo News

Facebook is facing backlash after leaked documents from the social media giant revealed it has the capability to target teenagers when they feel “insecure” and “worthless” and “need a confidence boost.” The internal report, which was produced by the ...and more »

Coalition of consumer groups calls on Facebook to 'immediately release' marketing research into depressed teens - MarketWatch

Facebook FB, +0.40% should 'immediately release all documents” on how it collected and analyzed psychological information about teenage users, some as young as 14, a coalition of 25 groups said in a letter to the social network on Wednesday. “We are ...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. Robots are about as good as you at assembling IKEA furniture ...and more »