SO­CIAL ME­DIA MINE­FIELD

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In­for­ma­tion shared on so­cial me­dia is be­ing reg­u­larly used in re­search projects without users’ con­sent, a study from the Univer­sity of Ed­in­burgh sug­gests. Ex­perts have called for tighter con­trol of the prac­tice, with fresh guide­lines needed to en­sure per­sonal data is be­ing used ap­pro­pri­ately. The plea comes as re­searchers in­creas­ingly mine so­cial me­dia data for in­sights into how we be­have, feel and think.

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