Monday, August 19, 2019

SMART PHONE GAMBLING - Addictive Casinos and Facebook Data

"How social casinos leverage Facebook user data to target vulnerable gamblers" PBS NewsHour 8/13/2019


SUMMARY:  Every year, more people are playing games on their phones, and a category of apps called social casinos has quickly become a multi-billion dollar industry.  But are game developers targeting vulnerable users, with Facebook’s help and massive trove of personal data?  Nate Halverson of Reveal at the Center for Investigative Reporting has the story of this treacherous platform for addiction.

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