Researchers say the disputed tool is vital to understanding how Facebook has been used to as a conduit for disinformation and manipulation.(AP Photo)

Facebook demands academics disable ad-targeting data tool

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Boston
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 07:25 AM IST
The outcry over Facebook’s threat was immediate after The Wall Street Journal first reported the news Friday because the “Ad Observer” tool provides valuable insights into what ads are targeting specific types of voters.
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