Facebook is allegedly ‘auto-liking’ posts on users’ behalf without permission

Brad Reed
Facebook is allegedly ‘auto-liking’ posts on users’ behalf without permission [updated]

Beware: Making fun of Nickelback on Facebook (FB) could suddenly make you a member of their fan page. Gizmodo reports that there’s a new algorithm on Facebook that scans through users’ posts and private messages, finds frequently-used words and matches them up with pages that are automatically “liked” on their behalf. As Gizmodo’s Sam Biddle points out, this new practice could have bothersome consequences since users who are “talking about something disgusting, loathsome, and offensive” among friends may soon see that they’ve become “fans” of that thing. So a word of advice this Halloween season: Don’t talk about the devil costume you’re making while on Facebook, or you may find yourself “liking” the World Satanist Society fan page.

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