TV News LIES

Tuesday, Sep 26th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Congress Facebook study manipulated News Feeds in January 2012 to investigate emotional contagion

Facebook study manipulated News Feeds in January 2012 to investigate emotional contagion

E-mail Print PDF

Facebook-More than 680,000 Facebook users were part of a psychology experiment in January 2012 without their knowledge.

In order to investigate whether the emotions of other social media users could lead "people to experience the same emotions without their awareness," researchers manipulated 689,003 users' News Feeds to show statuses that were especially positive or negative.

The results were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in an article called "Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks."

 

"We provide experimental evidence that emotional contagion occurs without direct interaction between people (exposure to a friend expressing an emotion is sufficient), and in the complete absence of nonverbal cues," according to the authors.

It turned out that users exposed to negative content were a fraction of a percent more likely to produce negative content, and those shown more positive content were more likely to produce positive content -- though a fraction of a percent on the scale of millions of users is not so small.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Lindsey Graham Hits Back Against Trump’s Attacks on McCain

Graham defends McCain's right to vote any way he wantsSen. Lindsey Graham jumped to Sen. John McCain’s defense Monday night as President Trump continued to...

Protesters fill halls outside ObamaCare repeal hearing

Protesters fill Congressional hearing hallsProtesters filled the halls of a Senate office building Monday, waiting in a long, snaking line...

Health Bill Appears Dead as Pivotal G.O.P. Senator Declares Opposition

Susan Collins will vote no on ACA repealSenator Susan Collins of Maine said on Monday that she would oppose the latest plan to...

Cruz, GOP colleagues back away from Obamacare repeal bill

GOP backs away from repeal of ACAThe embattled effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act faced further setbacks as Republicans...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!