Get Facebook data

by Alvin Chin: I believe the best way to get at Facebook data is to take a subset, get consent from people within a Facebook group. …

That is, choose a Facebook group, contact the moderator or creator, and specify what you are doing to get consent from the users in the group. In that way, the members in that group are familiar with what research and methods you are using. Forget trying to knock on Facebook to give you data, that is a 1 in a trillion chance of that happening. Of course, then

the next challenge is getting this through your local ethics board to make sure that users know what is happening with their data, that researchers anonymize the data when used with the FB APIs.

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