October 05, 2020

Twitter to release moderation tool

Source: Unsplash (Kon Karampelas) 

The Gist

Titled 'Birdwatch', the new feature will let users "add context" to popular tweets. 

The List

  • Birdwatch is fundamentally designed to flag tweets for moderators. 
  • It will make it possible for users to add 'Birdwatch Notes' to tweets. 
  • These notes are shown publicly to other users who click on 'watched' tweets. 
  • There are still many questions about the new feature, notably whether it will be available to all users or only to designated "fact checkers". 
  • A release date for the new feature has not yet been announced, but has been in development since August of this year. 

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