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[$$] Facebook Gives Researchers 'Full Access' for Election Studies

Social Science One, a group formed earlier this year with backing from nonprofits including The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Charles Koch Foundation, said it would start accepting proposals from researchers for funding. Facebook is participating in the effort as part of what company officials have said is a renewed commitment to transparency and stamping out abuses on the platform. In making the alliance, Facebook is continuing to work with outside researchers even as it grapples with the fallout from revelations that data-analytics firm Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed and retained user data.