Meta could do better – data from social media giant essential to mental health research

Monday 6th Dec 2021, 10.13am

By Professor Andrew Pryzbylski, senior research fellow Oxford Internet Institute.

People are rightly sceptical about scientific discoveries made in secret or without scrutiny. And anyone claiming to have found a new planet with a toy telescope, would not be taken seriously. Recent leaks of internal Facebook research on the mental health of children and young people have caused a great stir on both sides of the Atlantic.