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Facebook Seeks Shutdown of NYU Research Project Into Political Ad Targeting - WSJ

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Facebook threatens with legal action NY academics seeking to study Facebook's political ad targeting because their Ad Observer is a "scraping tool".

The project collects data unavailable on Facebook's political ad archive: targeting data, geography, political contest, etc.., which they say now violates their rules established in the wake of Cambridge Analytica.

Users voluntarily donate data about the ads they see; the plug-in does not share any personally identifying info. This is citizen science - Ad Observer data was recently relied upon in an investigation into misleading ads on Facebook touting “Trumpcare,” which doesn’t exist.

See:

  • https://adobservatory.org/
  • https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1319761452832534531.html

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