Twitter Makes ‘Community Notes’ Visible
As part of Elon Musk’s “Twitter 2.0” reformation plan, Twitter Makes ‘Community Notes’ Visible; Notes tweet context indicators available to all users worldwide.
I guess, sort of. Although Twitter claims that additional contributors from other areas will soon be able to contribute notes to tweets, as of right now, only users residing in the US may make Community Notes linked to tweets.
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Community Notes, formerly known as “Birdwatch,” was first introduced by Twitter in January of last year in an effort to broaden its efforts to prevent false information in tweets.
As you can see in this illustration, contributors—accredited Twitter users—may give context to tweets that may include potentially misleading information by using Community Notes.
The idea is that by letting the Twitter community offer notes on tweets, Twitter will be able to take a more hands-off approach to moderation because “the people” would get to decide what is and is not appropriate via crowdsourced remarks and not Twitter’s own team, as is now the case.
Which Elon Musk, the new head of Twitter, believes is the wisest course of action for the application.
Twitter Makes ‘Community Notes’ Visible; Community Standards will have a powerful Impact
Community Notes, according to Musk, “will have a powerful impact on falsehoods” in the app because it will allow a variety of inputs to rate the veracity and accuracy of claims made in tweets. This should theoretically eliminate political bias, which Musk claims have tainted Twitter’s past moderation efforts.
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But now that there are more contributors and notes coming in, Twitter users will be able to weigh in, with those who are taking part in the same discussions serving as the arbitrators. This will be a better reflection of community sentiment and acceptance than a decision made by Twitter’s inter However, allowing users to make notes and rate the correctness of those revisions should assist to offer useful insights on contentious remarks, which might help to encourage better comprehension and context.
If a tweet were to claim, for instance, that “the COVID vaccination is hazardous,” organizations working to support this message may coordinate to vote that the note is “useful,” which could then cause it to acquire momentum as a reliable source of information, whether or not the claim is genuine.
By using crowdsourcing to find the truth, you run the danger of magnifying or validating people’s beliefs or desires, which are not necessarily the same as reality. This strategy carries some risk and, contrary to what Musk has ostensibly hinted, won’t completely address the app’s issues with false information and bad messaging. Nevertheless, it may work as intended if enough users participate.