The new tool will allow them to flag tweets that they think to contain misinformation
Twitter unveiled a new tool to combat misinformation, which it will launch experimentally.
The crowdsourced feature, dubbed Birdwatch, will allow users of the social network to check tweets that they think contain misinformation.
Instead of deleting such a tweet or attaching a warning from Twitter to it, users will be able to add notes to it to “create informative context,” according to Twitter’s blog.
For now, the added notes will not be visible to all users because the program is a pilot project that will involve only a limited number of U.S. volunteers.
The company would like the notes to eventually be visible to everyone.
“We believe this approach will allow us to respond quickly to the spread of misleading information by adding contacts that people trust and find valuable,” Twitter wrote.