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Selfie crash death: Woman dies in head-on collision seconds after uploading pictures of herself and ‘HAPPY’ status to Facebook

A woman has died in a head-on collision on a US highway just seconds after she posted selfies and updated her status on Facebook, police have said. At 8.33am on Thursday a post appeared on 32-year-old Courtney Sanford’s Facebook timeline which read: “The happy song makes me so HAPPY.” At 8.34am police were called to …

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Facebook manipulated feeds of users to show only positive or negative posts to study emotional responses

FACEBOOK deliberately manipulated the feeds of almost 700,000 users to see how negative or positive posts affected their moods. In a move that’s raised some ethical questions, Facebook tweaked the algorithm that delivers news into users’ feeds using a program to analyse whether posts contained positive or negative words. Some users were delivered only positive …

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