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Twitter Launches 'Birdwatch' To Combat Misinformation

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Twitter Launches 'Birdwatch' To Combat Misinformation. The social media platform unveiled the new feature on Monday. Birdwatch allows people to identify information in Tweets they believe is misleading or false, and write notes that provide informative context, Keith Coleman, Twitter Vice President of Product, via NBC News. We believe this approach has the potential to respond quickly when misleading information spreads, adding context that people trust and find valuable, Keith Coleman, Twitter Vice President of Product, via NBC News. Birdwatch will initially be available to a small number of users as a separate section of the platform. But the company states that “eventually we aim to make notes visible directly on Tweets for the global Twitter audience, ...". "... when there is consensus from a broad and diverse set of contributors.”. Twitter's aim is for a community of "Birdwatchers" that assist in moderating tweets. We know this might be messy and have problems at times, but we believe this is a model worth trying, Keith Coleman, Twitter Vice President of Product, via NBC News