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Researcher apologizes to Facebook users

  • Co-author of a recent study that included altering the News Feeds of Facebook users without their knowledge, has come forward to apologize, as per media reports.

    "I can understand why some people have concerns about it, and my coauthors and I are very sorry for the way the paper described the research and any anxiety it caused," data scientist Adam Kramer said. However, it added that they are still "concerned that exposure to friends' negativity might lead people to avoid visiting Facebook."

    The Guardian noted that the research was supposed to help the company understand how users react to various types of content.

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