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Facebook gives social scientists unprecedented access to its user data

Facebook is giving social scientists unprecedented access to its data so that they can investigate how social media platforms influence elections and alter democracies.

More than 60 researchers split into 12 teams will tackle questions such as how fake news spreads, who distributes it and how to identify it. Their projects, announced on 28 April, will focus on countries including Germany, Chile, Italy and the United States.

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