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20 Thoughts On Facebook's News Feed Experiment Apology

NPR | July 2, 2014 4:25 p.m.

Contributed By:

Shankar Vedantam

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, responds to questions during a news interview with Megyn Kelly on the show, The Kelly File, on the FOX News Channel, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in New York.

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, responds to questions during a news interview with Megyn Kelly on the show, The Kelly File, on the FOX News Channel, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in New York.

AP, Frank Franklin II

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has apologized over an experiment that manipulated more than 600,000 users’ news feeds in 2012. Are we upset at the findings of the study, or upset that the study was done without our consent? And do we necessarily realize all of the studies performed on us every day?

NPR’s Shankar Vedantam, who reports on human behavior, weighs in:

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