French Ambassador for Digital Affairs: Facebook Ads Library Assessment

Research report

Website/link: https://disinfo.quaidorsay.fr/en/facebook-ads-library-assessment

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Published date: December 30, 2020

Country: France

Region: Europe

Subject tag: Advertising | Data Access | Disinformation and misinformation

An analysis of Facebook’s Ad library that highlights a number of limitations including: public reports do not contain ad content, lack of information on ad funders, incomplete API documentation, poor availability of both API and reports, brittle pagination prevents batch downloads, undocumented rate limiting, traceability of all political studies, no automated access to ad media, and poor data integrity.
[This entry was sourced with minor edits from the Carnegie Endowment’s Partnership for Countering Influence Operations and its baseline datasets initiative. You can find more information here: https://ceip.knack.com/pcio-baseline-datasets]