The 4th of July represents everything about American freedom. But for some B2B marketers, Facebook’s recent mishandling of its secret psychological experiment might be the biggest ironic slap in the holiday’s history (alongside fears of a government probe).

That’s not without good reason which is why you should never make the same mistake that the social network did: being unclear about its good intentions. This applies to online research as well as research that uses more traditional forms of customer engagement like telemarketing.

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