"This incident inspired a journalism professor named Jean-Hugues Roy, at the University of Quebec in Montreal, to conduct an experiment. Roy, who had long been concerned about Facebook’s relationship to journalism, imagined that the same thing could happen in Canada, which was pressuring Facebook in much the same way that Australia had. For a study published earlier this month, called “Kittens and Jesus: What would remain on a newsless Facebook?,” he used the Facebook analytics tool CrowdTangle to download 3.3 million French-language posts from 2020 originating in four countries—Belgium, Canada, France, and Switzerland. Media outlets accounted for 28.7 percent of these, and their posts were deleted. Roy then used natural-language processing to figure out what was left."