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Users find Facebook tagging ‘creepy’; EU looks into possible rule violations

We asked, you answered. Facebook users using the hashtag “#FacialBook” sounded off with their opinions on the feature, which automatically suggests tags for photos based on their pool of friends.

The majority of those who responded said that they didn’t like the idea at all. The detractors are not alone. Bloomberg reported that the company is facing investigations from the EU and Ireland’s data protection agency over possible privacy rule violations.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the investigation.

Others said that there was no reason to worry about the feature, since users are free to disable it using their account’s privacy settings.

Check out some more responses below, compiled by The Post’s T.J. Ortenzi:

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Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.



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