Meta removes CrowdTangle, a tool against misinformation, to the dismay of many researchers. Third-party organizations that participate in Meta's fact-checking program, including AFP, will have access to the content library.

But other nonprofits will have to seek costly alternatives. “This is a serious step backwards for transparency on social media.” says AFP Melanie Smith, research director of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue. The Mozilla Foundation, a global non-profit organization, requested in an open letter to Meta that the service be retained until January 2025.