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Senators grill Zuckerberg: Why did Facebook ban NYU researchers?

09/08/2021

Three US lawmakers are demanding answers from Mark Zuckerberg on why Facebook disabled the accounts of researchers investigating ad targeting on the social media platform. Facebook said last Tuesday that it had shut down accounts, apps, pages, and platform access associated with the NYU Ad Observatory due to privacy...
Three US lawmakers are demanding answers from Mark Zuckerberg on why Facebook disabled the accounts of researchers investigating ad targeting on the social media platform. Facebook said last Tuesday that it had shut down accounts, apps, pages, and platform access associated with the NYU Ad Observatory due to privacy violations. The company said the bans were due to concerns about a browser extension used by the researchers. The plugin, called Ad Observer, was used by volunteers to copy Facebook ads they saw. This was used to create a public database containing information on who the ads target and how they’re funded. Facebook said the tool collected data about…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook
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