Facebook’s parent company Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O) has suspended new users from joining its social media tracking tool CrowdTangle due to staffing restrictions.
Meta, which disbanded the CrowdTangle team last year, has been under pressure to provide greater transparency to its platform.
CrowdTangle founder and CEO Brandon Silverman left Facebook last year.
Organizations and individuals use the tool to track, analyze and report on public content available on Facebook, Instagram and Reddit.
CrowdTangle was recently moved to a new data and transparency team, which is working on staffing and considerations, a Meta spokesperson said.
“We are pausing the ability for people to join CrowdTangle while we work through some staffing constraints,” the spokesperson added.
New users can still be added to existing company accounts through the tracking tool, the spokesperson said.