Researchers find Meta’s withdrawal of misinformation tool hard to swallow

In May, The Register reported that Joe Biden spends more on Facebook and Instagram ads than Donald Trump, but ads attacking the US president outnumber those attacking his likely rival in this year’s presidential election. The team led by Professor Jennifer Stromer-Galley, senior associate dean at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, used a Neo4j database – with $250,000 backing from the vendor – to store and analyze the data, collected using Crowdtangle and the Facebook and Instagram ad library API.

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