Twitter Birdwatch: user annotation for credibility, truth, etc.

Today, Twitter launched Birdwatch <> a
system which, I think, should be relevant to the work of this group:

"Birdwatch allows people to identify information in Tweets they believe is
> misleading and write notes that provide informative context. We believe
> this approach has the potential to respond quickly when misleading
> information spreads, adding context that people trust and find valuable.
> 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." Keith Coleman, Twitter Vice President of Product in "Introducing
> Birdwatch, a community-based approach to misinformation
> <>
> ."

Has anyone had a chance to review Birdwatch? What do you think?

Useful links:

   - Birdwatch Guide on GitHub <>
   - Birdwatch on Twitter <> (signup to
   trial, see recent annotated tweets, etc.)
   - Birdwatch Announcement

 bob wyman

Received on Tuesday, 26 January 2021 01:37:58 UTC