Facebook uses a variety of technical tools to help their partners access and use data for disaster response, health, connectivity, energy access, and economic growth. Privacy is built into all of their products by default; they aggregate information from Facebook, and they don’t share anyone’s personal information.
CrowdTangle is a public insights tool from Facebook that makes it easy to follow, analyze, and report on what’s happening across social media. CrowdTangle started a pilot program in 2019 to partner with researchers and academics and help them study critical topics such as racial justice, misinformation, and elections. In addition to launching an online application, we’ve built a new hub with information about all Facebook data sets that are available for independent research.