Facebook should return clean and fork out election campaign information After faux news and election manipulation scandals, Facebook secure to administer researchers information on its political influence. They are still waiting, says Timothy Revell Come on Facebook, give us the evidence. Months after the company said it would hand over data to help determine if the social media site really can affect election results, we are still waiting. Now it’s as if the complete project might collapse.
Facebook’s electoral influence has come under much scrutiny in recent years. Accusations of fake news, allegations of state meddling and the use of private data for political purposes in the Cambridge Analytica scandal have knocked the company’s image.