• Facebook independent research commission ‘Social Science One' will share a petabyte of user data

    5 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Back in April, Facebook announced that it would be working with a group of academics to establish an independent research commission to look into issues of social and political significance using the company's own extensive data collection. That commission just came out of stealth; it's called Social Science One , and its first project will have researchers analyzing about a petabyte's worth of sharing data.
    The way the commission works is basically that a group of academics is created and given full access to the processes and datasets that Facebook could potentially provide. They...
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