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Scrape Facebook public pages without an API key.

Project description

Facebook Scraper

Scrape Facebook public pages without an API key. Inspired by twitter-scraper.

Install

pip install facebook-scraper

Usage

Send the unique page name as the first parameter and you're good to go:

>>> from facebook_scraper import get_posts

>>> for post in get_posts('nintendo', pages=1):
...     print(post['text'][:50])
...
The final step on the road to the Super Smash Bros
Were headed to PAX East 3/28-3/31 with new games

Optional parameters

  • group: group id, to scrape groups instead of pages. Default is None.
  • pages: how many pages of posts to request, usually the first page has 2 posts and the rest 4. Default is 10.
  • timeout: how many seconds to wait before timing out. Default is 5.
  • sleep: how many seconds to sleep between each request. Default is 0.
  • credentials: tuple of user and password to login before requesting the posts. Default is None.
  • extra_info: bool, if true the function will try to do an extra request to get the post reactions. Default is False.

Post example

{'post_id': '2257188721032235',
 'text': 'Don’t let this diminutive version of the Hero of Time fool you, '
         'Young Link is just as heroic as his fully grown version! Young Link '
         'joins the Super Smash Bros. series of amiibo figures!',
 'time': datetime.datetime(2019, 4, 29, 12, 0, 1),
 'image': 'https://scontent.flim16-1.fna.fbcdn.net'
          '/v/t1.0-0/cp0/e15/q65/p320x320'
          '/58680860_2257182054366235_1985558733786185728_n.jpg'
          '?_nc_cat=1&_nc_ht=scontent.flim16-1.fna'
          '&oh=31b0ba32ec7886e95a5478c479ba1d38&oe=5D6CDEE4',
 'likes': 2036,
 'comments': 214,
 'shares': 0,
 'reactions': {'like': 135, 'love': 64, 'haha': 10, 'wow': 4, 'anger': 1},  # if `extra_info` was set
 'post_url': 'https://m.facebook.com/story.php'
             '?story_fbid=2257188721032235&id=119240841493711',
 'link': 'https://bit.ly/something'}

Notes

  • There is no guarantee that every field will be extracted (they might be None).
  • Shares doesn't seem to work at the moment.
  • Group posts are only from one page.

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