Critics

The researchers had criticized the platform’s political advertizing transparency tools, revealing a number of flaws. (File/Reuters)

US FTC says Facebook misused privacy decree to shut down ad research

  • US Federal Trade Commission criticizes Facebook for making “misleading claims” to explain why it had disabled the accounts of researchers
  • Facebook said it had cut off the personal accounts and access of the New York University researchers because of concerns about other users’ privacy
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