Twitter launches crowdsourced fact-checking portal 'Birdwatch'

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Twitter launches crowdsourced fact-checking portal 'Birdwatch'

Up in the crow’s nest of the internet, Twitter users will soon be able to call “misinformation ahead”!

Twitter announced a new crowdsourced fact-checking initiative called “Birdwatch” Monday. The idea is that everyday Twitter users will be able to add contextual notes to tweets they think are misleading or contain misinformation. 

🐦 Today we’re introducing @Birdwatch, a community-driven approach to addressing misleading information. And we want your help. (1/3)

— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) January 25, 2021

The company said in a blog post that it wants to expand fact-checking beyond content that explicitly breaks its rules, and allow the community to provide more nuance than labels that deem something “true” or… Read More

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