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 July 3, 2014  Business, Online

Brendan Sasso reports:

Privacy advocates claim Facebook broke the law with its controversial study of users’ emotions.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center plans to file a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday, the group’s president, Marc Rotenberg, told National Journal.

Jeff Chester, the executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, said he spoke to FTC staff about Facebook’s manipulation of users’ emotions and he may file his own complaint.

“I think what they did was deceptive,” Chester said. “Facebook has a real problem acting responsibility—it’s so focused on generating additional ad revenues.”

Read more on National Journal.

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