Originally launched as “Birdwatch” in January last year, the Community Notes feature helps tackle misinformation in tweets. Twitter chief Elon Musk said “this will have a powerful impact on lies.”
The next key piece of Elon Musk’s Twitter 2.0 reform is now in place, as Twitter announced on Sunday that it would open up its “Community Notes” feature to all users around the world.
Starting Sunday, people around the world will be able to see community notes attached to tweets, but only US-based Twitter users will have access to create them. Twitter said it would expand the base of contributors country by country.
Starting today, Community Notes are visible worldwide 🌎🌍🌏
— Community Notes (@CommunityNotes) December 11, 2022
Originally launched as “Birdwatch” in January last year, the feature helps tackle misinformation in tweets.
“Contributors can suggest a rating on any Tweet. Ratings are then rated for usefulness by other contributors. Ratings are only displayed on Tweets if they are deemed useful by enough people from different points of view. view. The more people that participate, the better the program.”
According to the Community Notes Guide, contributors are people on Twitter who have opted in to write and rate notes.
The company also added that the rollout is still ongoing and will add contributors from a first new country soon.
Twitter chief Elon Musk said that “it will have a powerful impact on the lies.”
“Community Notes works differently than the rest of Twitter. It’s not a popularity contest. It aims to find notes that many people from different points of view will find useful. It takes into account not only the number of ratings that ‘a rating received, but also if the people who found it helpful seem to come from different perspectives. Because the ratings really should be found helpful by people who tend to disagree, the program is more likely to identify notes that many people find helpful,” the guide added.