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Facebook has introduced a new academic research API that will allow educational institutions access to data on behalf of their researchers

The world's most extensive social network is launching a new research initiative. Facebook will grant academic researcher teams access to an innovative tool that provides near-universal real-time data on what people are doing and talking about in the company's largest platform as part of this effort, which may help them produce more accurate future content for users across all demographics with increased accuracy than has been possible before now.

Facebook was slapped with a significant blow when it emerged that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had harvested personal data from millions of Facebook users without their consent. The company has already taken measures to prevent future wrongdoing, but this scandal could have lasting consequences for how we use social media and the integrity movement going forward.

This impacted how we use social media and other parts such as advertising and news feed - all because our digital footprint was judged too valuable for companies like this one who wants nothing more than to see your vote go down smoothly without any problems. Along its way through elections!

Facebook announced the release of their new Researcher API for researchers through an invite-only system. As with many things in life, it's not just about opening up access once and letting you go to town; some limitations come along with this privilege, including requiring signing agreements before being granted rights within Facebook's platform or having third party software installed on one's personal computer at home during work hours when using these tools while working as a faculty member at universities across North America--not too bad compared to other professions where they have been known keep people from going into specific fields entirely because those jobs weren't deemed "worthy enough" by society!

The official academic research arm of Facebook has released an API that allows researchers to access the company's raw data to analyze it. The idea is to protect user privacy, but this might rub some people who are critical on how much information about their own lives can be freely obtained by strangers - critics say all public info gathered through Researcher should already have been available without any additional workload or effort put into finding these records rather than just asking them outright as many other providers do.

The Facebook Data API is great for access to four buckets of real-time data: pages, groups events posts. This tool only pulls from public sources and right now it's available within U.S/EU boundaries but we are working on expanding this significantly in future revisions!

Researchers can use this tool to analyze the tone of voice in posts across various topics, from text-based messages on different platforms like Facebook or Twitter. Beyond simply examining what is said about those topics themselves - researchers may also access related information such as group descriptions and page creation dates along with post reactions when using these methods for research purposes.

The FORT research API is a closed beta that academic institutions can only access at this time. However, the team plans on making it available for other groups in the future, including journalists and researchers who would like transparency into what they're working towards, as well as those interested parties themselves!

Some people might say that Facebook has a trust-building problem in the research community. When they cut off access to advertising data for two prominent academics, NYU's Cybersecurity for Democracy project was one of many organizations that harshly criticized them.

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