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Facebook might be losing friends over study conducted on users

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Facebook might be losing some friends over a controversial experiment.

Two years ago, Facebook conducted a secret psychology experiment on hundreds of thousands of users.

Facebook found that when it altered news feeds to highlight positive posts, users also made positive posts. When the news feeds were negative, users made negative posts.

The results of this study were published in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences." 

Facebook administrators have apologized after users raised concerns over the study. 

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