Facebook Said It Would Give Detailed Data To Academics. They’re Still Waiting.

Craig Silverman:

In 2018, Facebook announced a partnership to provide data to academics to “help people better understand the broader impact of social media on democracy — as well as improve our work to protect the integrity of elections.”

In April of this year, the first batch of winning proposals was announced. “The urgency of this research cannot be overstated,” wrote the founders of Social Science One, the entity that operates the program. It describes itself as “an LLC operating on a not-for-profit basis.”