With the data it has Facebook could help prevent suicides. Instead it sells vulnerable moments to advertisers. https://arstechnica.com/business/2017/05/facebook-helped-advertisers-target-teens-who-feel-worthless/
@filippo To be fair, FB does _also_ use the data it has to help prevent suicides: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/facebook-ai-help-suicidal-users-artificial-intelligence-mental-health-social-network-a7607241.html
@filippo Totally agree that letting ad campaigns target users when they're feeling down is pretty grim regardless though.
@pimterry glad to read that, but they demonstrated they are capable of detecting and manipulating long-term mood, so that's really not much.
I know it's a for-profit corporation doing its job, but I'm sad at the world.
@filippo In fairness, they do both. https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2017/03/building-a-safer-community-with-new-suicide-prevention-tools/
@filippo Actually they aren't allowing advertisers to use those as targeting. They did research, though that didn't follow guidelines.
Anyone who wants to can create an ad and see exactly what targeting is available. You aren't charged until you actually submit the ad *and* it gets shown.
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