AEJMC 2021 Workshop Information

Facebook CrowdTangle for Academic Research 

For academics conducting research on Facebook and Instagram, you will not want to miss this opportunity to learn about a new tool developed by Facebook called CrowdTangle. Participants in the workshop will be trained by a Facebook representative on how to use the tool and will have the opportunity to have exclusive access to Facebook’s social media data. You will also learn about advanced training opportunities that will be made available in the future.

The workshop will take place August 3rd, 1:30pm – 4pm US Central Time. 

CrowdTangle is a tool that allows researchers to search Facebook posts and images for trends, keywords and other public information. Results from searches can be downloaded and analyzed for a variety of data such as performance metrics, semantic data, shares, likes, etc. The workshop will be taught by Robin Monheit, the Academic and Research Lead from CrowdTangle and Facebook. 

Previous projects have explored topics such as misinformation flows on social media, breaking news events, health-related information, and political campaign events. Workshop participants must be academic researchers and will receive free access to Crowdtangle. During the workshop you will have the opportunity to work on your own research projects and field questions about how to use the CrowTangle tool.


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