"Facebook gets paid"

Facebook is wildly profitable, but it is still rife with hackers, scammers, and disinformation spread through paid advertising. NYU Tandon researcher Laura Edelson discusses how Facebook is handling these advertisers, and what more can be done.

"We're talking about advertisers who are hacking someone else's account to run Facebook ads. So these are not necessarily advertisers who are honest actors.”

Visit the Ad Observatory, part of the Online Political Transparency Project, which operates from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. This nonpartisan, independent project is focused on improving the transparency of online political advertising, by deploying traditional methods used in cybersecurity to evaluate the vulnerabilities of online sites. The Project builds tools to collect and archive political advertising data, and makes these available publicly.