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The social network said the researchers used "Unauthorized methods" to collect information from Facebook users.Facebook said on Tuesday it had disabled accounts linked to

a project from slotxo New York University that analyzes political ads on the social network. The company said researchers collected data from Facebook users without their consent.

Researchers launched this project. Known as the NYU Ad Observatory ahead of the 2020 US presidential election, journalists policy maker As part of the project,

NYU has created a plug-in for Facebook users that can be added to their web browsers. which copies the advertisements they see on social networks and stores that information in a public database.