Facebook and Alphabet Inc.’s Google have currently suspended political ads after the presidential election as part of measures to control disinformation and other abuses.

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Facebook Inc said Monday it would provide academic researchers with information on how political ads were being targeted in the run-up to the presidential election in the United States last year.

The social media giant said the data would include targeting criteria, such as location and interests, selected by advertisers serving social, election or political ads.

Academics and researchers can request access to this information through the Facebook Open Research & Transparency (FORT) platform on February 1, Facebook said in a blog post, adding that the data package would cover more than one million ads served between August. November 3 and 3.

Facebook and Alphabet Inc.’s Google have currently suspended political ads after the presidential election as part of measures to control disinformation and other abuses.

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