Twitter wants to get users to check content

Twitter wants to get users to check content

Twitter has unveiled a new anti-misinformation tool that it will pilot test.

The crowdsourced feature, dubbed Birdwatch, will allow users of the social network to check out tweets they believe contain misinformation.

Instead of deleting such a tweet or attaching a Twitter alert to it, users will be able to add notes to it to “create informative context,” the Twitter blog said.

Until the added notes will be visible to all users, since the program is a pilot project in which only a limited number of American volunteers will participate.

The company would like these notes to be visible to everyone in the end.

“We believe this approach will allow us to quickly respond to the spread of misleading information by adding contacts that people trust and consider valuable,” tweeted.

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