Platform-controlled social media APIs threaten open science

Brittany I. Davidson*, Darja Wischerath, Daniel Racek, Douglas A. Parry, Emily Godwin, Joanne Hinds, Dirk van der Linden, Jonathan F. Roscoe, Laura Ayravainen, Alicia G. Cork

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Social media data enable insights into human behaviour. Researchers can access these data via platform-provided application programming interfaces (APIs), but these come with restrictive usage terms that mean studies cannot be reproduced or replicated. Platform-owned APIs hinder access, transparency and scientific knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNature Human Behaviour
Early online date2 Nov 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Nov 2023

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