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Facebook ‘not aware’ of Canadian applicants for data research program

Media | 03/01/2019 1:41 pm EST

Despite heightened interest in the impact of social media on Canadian elections, Facebook Inc. said it has not heard of any Canadian institutions that have applied to view the social media giant’s data sets. Facebook has been embroiled in controversy over its data practices. Last year, it partnered with a commission of senior academics, known collectively as Social Science One, to share its data sets with the goal of studying the role of social media in elections and democracy. But in...