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Twitter developing ’Birdwatch,’ an experiment in crowdsourced fact-checking

Twitter developing ’Birdwatch,’ an experiment in crowdsourced fact-checking

Twitter has launched an experimental project to crowdsource information in an effort to combat false claims circulating on their platform. The hope is that more voices will supply the necessary context to validate or invalidate claims made in tweets. This project has been met with some criticism as it may exacerbate misinformation produced by an overload of perspectives.

Ryan 4 months

Just more leftist seeking to be gatekeepers while claiming that their " mostly true " political agenda is more validated.

FactCheckerNeil 4 months

Woohoo this could be really good... If it includes actual evidence of a claim and not just opinions. I'll keep an eye on this, might be a useful tool to find out what's real.

Jackson 4 months

I love how because those on the far right KNOW that their complaints and posts can't hold up to basic fact checking, they scream like banshees about its being censorship from leftists

Mutatis 4 months

"a program designed to combat misinformation on the platform by deploying a small group of users to flag potentially misleading content." So basically a group of people pre chosen by Twitter, which means this will likely be a more extreme failure of accuracy than what Wikipedia is currently facing itself. Perhaps Twitter should resolve the problem by not trying to control their users' speech in the first place. Just be a platform again.

jon 4 months

So...Twitter gets its very own freelance inquisition to silence the people who haven't been bullied off its platform yet? What a fantastic business model with absolutely no potential for abuse of authority.

Tiggs 4 months

I can solve this problem... I think.. No more accounts under pseudonyms. Most people would be inclined to double check what they are saying in their own name and those who don't would stand out like a sore thumb to the rest. — To symplistic?.. Sometimes the simplest ideas work the best, and it would remove the need for birdwatchers

الأكبر فادي
الأكبر فادي 4 months

In other words, big brother has established automatic canaries throughout Twitter in order to catch what Big Brother does not like

Nunya 4 months

Of you're still using twitter, you're in the echo chamber

Chance 4 months

I forsee... good things for a week or two then someone gets pissed. We'll see if it's with good reason

Que Pasta
Que Pasta 4 months

Yeah, wonder what direction the "Birdwatchers" lean???

Andre Gerard
Andre Gerard 4 months

So basically another like/dislike button.

Bingo!! over target...
Bingo!! over target... 4 months

Birdwatch was a program in the 60s to spy on dissenters of Vietnam War!!!!

tim 4 months

“No violation of Twitter rules “. Sound like a even Playing Field

Kraken Reality
Kraken Reality 4 months

Should read "twitter tricks sjw's into working for them for free". Hahaha smooth brains

The Big Dawg
The Big Dawg 4 months

Who watches the Birdwatchers?

Doug 4 months

Crowdsourcing fact-checking: passing the buck for greater shareholder profit

Blaeingr 4 months

It is so awesome that their "crowd" will be a biased one. Regardless of your personal views, this will amount to a popular vote with people who often have zero knowledge about any particular subject... a lot of Americans have no idea about who their elected officials are.

Bingo!! over target...
Bingo!! over target... 4 months

The Great Reset is upon us

Barry 4 months

So, something similar to Newsvoice?

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