Twitter inaugurates pilot trial of ‘Birdwatch’ so other users can annotate your tweets

Twitter inaugurates pilot trial of ‘Birdwatch’ so other users can annotate your tweets
Big Blue Bird is watching you. '1984' trailer, YouTube; bird images Pixabay, LU Staff

[Ed. – Outsourcing the editing/content management to try to get around the Section 230 debate?  Some are likening it to “Wikipedia micro-blogging.”  Others are bringing out the Stasi allusions.  However you slice it, it’s  a way to drown out speech and hamper thought.  It permanently confers a heckler’s veto that can be wielded at will.]

Twitter on Monday unveiled a new “community-driven approach” to misleading information on its platform, allowing users to add notes to tweets they believe are false in an attempt to “add context” for other users.

It’s called Birdwatch, and Twitter launched its pilot program Monday. Fox News was given an early look at the program.

On Birdwatch, no account and no tweet is exempt from annotation, meaning users can “add context” to tweets posted by news outlets, reporters and elected officials.

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Birdwatch will allow users to identify information in tweets that they believe are misleading or false, and write notes or notations to those tweets in a way they feel is providing “informative context.”

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