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Twitter unveils Birdwatch to fight misinformation — here’s how it works

Twitter has turned to a new resource to help combat the spread of disinformation on the platform: its own users. The social media giant has revealed Birdwatch, a crowdsourced fact-checking scheme that will have verified users flagging tweets for false or misleading content.

Birdwatch, which has been undergoing private trials for some time, also allows these users — acting in a moderator role — to discuss flagged tweets in a separate section of the site, and add notes to tweets detailing their factual issues. The first full pilot scheme is launching imminently.

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