On the Ethics of Web Scraping and Data Journalism

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Web scraping is a way to extract information presented on websites. As I explained it in the first instalment of this article, web scraping is used by many companies.
It’s also a great tool for reporters who know how to code, since more and more public institutions publish their data on their websites.
With web scrapers, which are also called “bots,” it’s possible to gather large amounts of d…

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