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Facebook cuts off political ad research & sparks controversy

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After cutting off researchers for "scraping" data from the site to investigate disinformation propagated through political advertising on the social network, Facebook prompted outrage. The tech giant claims the researchers from New York University broke its terms of service and harvested unauthorized data from its vast network. According to the professors, the corporation is seeking to exercise influence over research.