TikTok's Not the Problem


Although TikTok’s API requirements present many challenges for researchers, they're fundamentally the same as other platform APIs. The problem isn't TikTok. It's that researchers have to rely on platforms to access data in the first place. 

NYU’s Center for Social Media and Politics works to strengthen democracy by conducting rigorous research, advancing evidence-based public policy, and training the next generation of scholars.

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As part of our project to construct comprehensive data sets and to empirically test hypotheses related to social media and politics, we have developed a suite of open-source tools and modeling processes.

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