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British and European data cops probe Facebook user-manipulation scandal

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I'm surprised they managed to get useful data within one week from a sample of users chosen at random, since presumably the process involved something like:

- monitor messages in & out for a period to establish a baseline

- skew in messages to +ve vibes for a period and monitor out messages

- skew in messages to -ve vibes for a period and monitor out messages

I realise some FB users will generate sufficient data on this basis within 7 days, but what proportion of a random sample ? It would seem to bias any analysis to the most frenetic FB users, but then maybe those are the valuable ones.

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