By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 8-9-21

A trio of powerful Democratic senators are pressing Facebook on its decision not to let researchers at New York University’s Ad Observatory Project to its platform, which Facebook said was out of privacy concerns.

The university is studying political advertising on Facebook, including finding what the senators called “a lack of transparency in how advertisers target political ads online on Facebook.”

The senators expressed their surprise at the move in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dated Aug. 6…. Co-signing the letter were Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Mark Warner (D-Va.).  » Read More