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Twitter Unveils Crowd-Annotation Pilot To Fact-Check Questionable Tweets

As part of its continuing effort to battle disinformation, Twitter Monday unveiled a new platform providing tools for users who want to help vet the veracity of questionable content they see tweeted.

Dubbed “Birdwatch,” the new platform is rolling out as a U.S. pilot utilizing a “community-driven approach” to combating misleading information on Twitter.

“Here’s how it works,” Twitter Vice President-Product Keith Coleman wrote in a post on the Twitter blog, explaining, “Birdwatch allows people to identify information in Tweets they believe is misleading and write notes that provide informative context.”

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