Datasets and code for the WWW 2020 paper on political ads

Golden Standard Collection

Code for our classifiers


Dataset of political ads we detected


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  1. You will use the data solely for the purpose of non-profit research or non-profit education.

  2. You will respect the privacy of end users and organizations that may be identified in the data. You will not attempt to reverse engineer, decrypt, de-anonymize, derive or otherwise re-identify anonymized information.

  3. You will not distribute the data beyond your immediate research group.

  4. If you create a publication using our datasets, please cite our paper as follows.

author = {Silva, M\'{a}rcio and Santos de Oliveira, Lucas and Andreou, Athanasios and Vaz de Melo, Pedro Olmo and Goga, Oana and Benevenuto, Fabricio},
title = {Facebook Ads Monitor: An Independent Auditing System for Political Ads on Facebook},
year = {2020},
isbn = {9781450370233},
publisher = {Association for Computing Machinery},
address = {New York, NY, USA},
url = {},
doi = {10.1145/3366423.3380109},
booktitle = {Proceedings of The Web Conference 2020},
pages = {224–234},
numpages = {11},
keywords = {Misinformation, political ads, Facebook, transparency mechanisms},
location = {Taipei, Taiwan},
series = {WWW ’20}