John Albert (he/him)

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As a Policy & Advocacy Manager at AlgorithmWatch in its Berlin office, John Albert covers ADM in the public sphere, especially the subjects platform regulation and legislative processes in the EU (e.g. the Digital Services Act, DSA). Before turning his eye to digital governance, John worked as a visual journalist and also produced documentary films. He holds master’s degrees in Public Policy from the Hertie School in Berlin and journalism from Columbia University in New York.

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Blog25 August 2022

Facebook’s gutting of CrowdTangle: a step backward for platform transparency

Facebook is quietly dismantling CrowdTangle, a tool that academics, watchdog organizations and journalists rely on to expose disinformation and other problematic content on the platform. The move contradicts the company’s commitments to give researchers better access to data.

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