Meta to close platform essential to safeguarding fair elections

With Meta planning to close CrowdTangle on August 14, digital rights groups and others sent a letter asking the company to extend the platform until 2025. The portal provides journalist, fact-checkers, election officials and academics with an invaluable view of falsehoods and conspiracy theories on Facebook and Instagram. The letter said to close the platform would weaken attempts to uphold the integrity of elections. (NiemanLab, March 25, 2024, by Andrew Deck)

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