Facebook Inc (FB) Faces Investigation in UK for Altering Content

When Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) recently conducted a psychological experiment where they altered the news feed content of certain users, making some news feeds appear more positive while some appeared more negative, did this violate the law?  As social media becomes more of a method for readers to access news, is it appropriate for the network provider to change the news content without telling those involved?  Now a UK data regulator is investigating if Facebook violated data protection law when it allowed researchers to conduct the experiment.


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