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Facebook under scrutiny for secret experiment

Menlo Park, California - A new controversy for Facebook could end up costing it some "friends."

ABC News reports that the social media site is under scrutiny for a secret study on emotions - for which some of its users became the test subjects.

Researchers manipulated the news feeds of about 700,000 users to see how certain words affected their moods.

The study took place in 2012 and was legal according to Facebook rules - but some are questioning just how legal the test was.


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