How an NYU Team Reveals Facebook Political Ad Spending
- Michael Stahl for the Bridge
- August 29, 2018
- Souce: https://thebridgebk.com/how-nyu-team-illuminates-facebook-political-ad-spending/
When Damon McCoy, an assistant professor of computer science at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, heard from a friend that Facebook was about to publicize all its political-ad data, he was intrigued. … The Facebook feature was a long way from helping citizens and researchers answer the big questions of the day, notably: Who’s doing the most political advertising on the dominant social network? So McCoy recruited two colleagues from the NYU community to help shape the Facebook data into a much more comprehensive picture. When they announced their study in July, the results made headlines from the New York Times to Fortune to Mashable and beyond.