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Social Media Research

Important information to consider when conducting social media research, helpful tools to assist in data collection and analysis, and links to resources on methods, ethics, examples, and more.

Reddit TOS and API

Reddit's TOS and API rules do not contain the sort of blanket bans on automated data collection that Meta's TOSes do, but they do not contain any specific provisions for research use either. Like Twitter, the API helps collect posts as they happen rather than archiving all posts on the site.

Tools for Reddit research

Example publications in Reddit research