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How social casinos use Facebook to target the vulnerable

Clip: 08/13/2019 | 10m 16s Video has closed captioning.

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.

Aired: 08/13/19

Rating: NR

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