Facebook in May succeeded in meeting previous promises and began labeling and paying for election-related and US-related issues.
today, the platform started launching the API that researchers and journalists can use to analyze ads that appear on Facebook more easily, even though they are only open to specific groups and individuals during a preliminary test period.
the API allows users to scan the archive data by who created the ad, the start and end date, and performance data such as total spend and impressions.
They can also see information about age, gender, and where people reach ads, and should help users understand more about political ads
, The social network will only open it to a select group of publishers, academics, and researchers at the beginning, and will be able to receive feedback to improve the API before it can be further developed.