Facebook urged to offer an API for political ad transparency research

Facebook  has been called upon to provide good faith researchers with an API to enable them to study how political ads are spreading and being amplified on its platform.A coalition of European academics, technologists and human and digital rights groups, led by Mozilla,  has signed an open letter to the company demanding far greater transparency about how Facebook’s platform distributes and amplifies political ads ahead of elections to the European parliament which will take place in May.

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