Feb 142019
 
 February 14, 2019  Posted by  Business, Healthcare, Online, Surveillance, U.S.

Jacqueline Howard reports:

A pair of public health experts has called for Facebook to be more transparent in the way it screens posts for suicide risk and to follow certain ethical guidelines, including informed consent among users.

The social media giant details its suicide prevention efforts online and says it has helped first responders conduct thousands of wellness checks globally, based on reports received through its efforts. The authors said Facebook’s trial to reduce death by suicide is “innovative” and that it deserves “commendation for its ambitious goal of using data science to advance public health.”
But the question remains: Should Facebook change the way it monitors users for suicide risk?
Read more on CNN.
h/t, Joe Cadillic

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