Social Science One set to release massive trove of Facebook data for research purposes

Researchers will soon have a chance to study every link shared on Facebook, thanks to a new data set released through a research partnership with Social Science One. Announced earlier this year, the partnership brings together independent academics with data from Facebook and funding from independent foundations, hoping to provide new insight into the impact of social media on elections. The first data set shared under the new initiative will be a massive and continuously updated database of all public links shared on Facebook, starting in January 2017. The data set includes information on how often a given link was viewed, whether it spread through person-to-person sharing or group pages, and how often it was flagged as spam, hate... Continue reading…

Social Science One set to release massive trove of Facebook data for research purposes

It seems Christmas is coming early this year for social scientists.

Wed 11 Jul 18 from Phys.org

Facebook opens up ‘overwhelming data set’ for election research

Researchers will soon have a chance to study every link shared on Facebook, thanks to a new data set released through a research partnership with Social Science One. Announced earlier ...

Wed 11 Jul 18 from The Verge

Facebook independent research commission ‘Social Science One’ will share a petabyte of user data

Back in April, Facebook announced that it would be working with a group of academics to establish an independent research commission to look into issues of social and political significance ...

Wed 11 Jul 18 from TechCrunch

Social Science One group will study Facebook's effect on elections - CNET

But after its recent data scandal, Facebook will have prove it can safeguard the user info it shares with researchers.

Wed 11 Jul 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

Facebook Opens Its Private Servers to Scientists Studying Fake News

Social Science One, an independent research commission, will give social scientists unprecedented access to Facebook's data.

Wed 11 Jul 18 from Wired Science

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