Phil 9.14.19


Document This document describes the Facebook Privacy-Protected URLs-light release, resulting from a collaboration between Facebook and Social Science One. It was originally prepared for Social Science One grantees and describes the dataset’s scope, structure, and fields.

As part of this project, we are pleased to announce that we are making data from the URLs service available to the broader academic community for projects concerning the effect of social media on elections and democracy. This unprecedented dataset consists of web page addresses (URLs) that have been shared on Facebook starting January 1, 2017 through to and including February 19, 2019. URLs are included if shared by more than on average 100 unique accounts with public privacy settings. Read the complete Request for Proposals for more information.