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I am trying the following simple code to get JSON from the Stack Exchange API and it gives me the following error:

JSONDecodeError: Expecting value: line 3 column 1 (char 3)

Here is my script:

import requests
import json
url='https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/questions#order=desc&sort=activity&filter=default&site=stackoverflow&run=true'

r = requests.get(url)

r.json()

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That URL is the URL of the documentation page, so you'll get HTML back and not JSON. You'll need to replace it with the URL next to the 'Run' button (right-click and choose Copy Link, it should start with https://api.stackexchange.com/2.3):

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    Thank you ! I replaced the url and just works fine Aug 1 at 17:34

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