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After criticism .. Facebook stresses controls conducting studies on users
Facebook announced its intention to tighten controls on the operations of conducting studies or academic research on the users of the social network, and after that faced criticism because of several study dealt with personal feelings to its users.
The academic study, published earlier this year, had a page filter “Syndication News” for about 700 thousand users of the network Facebook, to see how affected the mood of those users individual posts friends that expresses feelings of sadness or joy.
He criticized the Users and academics the way they were drawn by the results of the study, describing that is not the ethical rules did not respect privacy, especially as it has without the knowledge of any of those who have been studying their moods on the social network.
Said Mike Chroapfir, technical director at Facebook, some of the changes that have been taken by the officials of the social network will make the process of conducting studies and research them better and more responsibility.
The technical director at Facebook that the study on the personal feelings of social network users should be done in a different way, as it should be to communicate with the users to tell them the way in which the study was carried out and how important it is to do.
He Chroapfir, via Blog Facebook official, said his company is committed to doing research and studies to users in order to improve the social network and make it better, but that research will be in a range of new frameworks.
And become researchers have set new guidelines more specifically from Facebook should Itbauha when conducting any research or study, whether working or relating to the content of a given, that the social network to follow up the process of compliance with those instructions carefully, especially in research related to the content of touches personal users such studies related to emotion.
Chroapfir pointed out that Facebook has also become committed to conduct training for their employees, especially new ones, on how to abide by rules of the privacy of users, and how to not be exceeded when conducting any research or collect any information.
This, revealing the technical director of the Facebook social network for the collection of all the research done about it and its users in a single page available via its website, a page that can be accessed via the link Research.Facebook.com .
It is noteworthy that Facebook, which is the largest social networking site on the Internet, used by more than 1.32 billion active users of the Internet users, according to figures announced after the end of the first half of this year.Viewing:-225
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