Facebook told advertisers it can identify teens feeling ‘insecure’ and ‘worthless’

Leaked documents said to describe how the social network shares psychological insights on young people with advertisers

Facebook showed advertisers how it has the capacity to identify when teenagers feel “insecure”, “worthless” and “need a confidence boost”, according to a leaked documents based on research quietly conducted by the social network.

The internal report produced by Facebook executives, and obtained by the Australian, states that the company can monitor posts and photos in real time to determine when young people feel “stressed”, “defeated”, “overwhelmed”, “anxious”, “nervous”, “stupid”, “silly”, “useless” and a “failure”.

The Australian reported that the document was prepared by two top Australian executives, David Fernandez and Andy Sinn. It was said to describe how the social network gathers psychological insights on high schoolers, college students and young working Australians and New Zealanders. Sinn is an agency relationship manager for the company.

 

www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/01/facebook-advertising-data-insecure-teens

Just more ways that they try to manipulate them for profit.