News@Northeastern: Supreme Court Ruling Clears Path For Researchers, Journalists Who Test Facebook And Other Platforms For Discrimination

News@Northeastern: Supreme Court Ruling Clears Path For Researchers, Journalists Who Test Facebook And Other Platforms For Discrimination. “The case, Van Buren v. United States, deals with a former police officer who agreed to search digital license plate records outside his official duties as an officer, in exchange for cash. It’s not the broad strokes of the incident, but the implication of the court ruling, that clears the way for researchers to continue the important work of probing websites and online platforms for evidence of bias and discrimination.”