Meta to share internal data with researchers studying mental health

Meta said Monday it will share access to its internal data with researchers seeking to understand online mental health, a concession that comes days before CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify before Congress on the effects the company’s apps have had on teenagers.

Facebook‘s parent company announced on Monday that it would start sharing “privacy-preserving social media data” with select academics, beginning with the Center for Open Science. The center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transparency in academic research. Researchers have been attempting to get access to Meta’s internal data for years.

Zuckerberg will appear on Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee to address how Meta is handling sexual content and teenagers’ access to the content.

“At Meta, we want to do our part to contribute to the scientific community’s understanding of how different factors may or may
Read more…

Please follow and like us: