Why has America’s National Academy of Sciences focussed so much research on Facebook?

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NAS, established by an Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, is charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology.

robert shrimsleyIn 2011 Robert Shrimsley in the Financial Times had mild issues with Google . . .

But three years later – after Facebook’s senior executive, Sheryl Sandberg, apologises for conducting secret psychological tests on nearly 700,000 users in 2012 . . .

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