Meet Birdwatch, a new Twitter initiative to try to eliminate fake news

By Rodolfo León 0 COMMENTS 01/25/2021 5:02 pm

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Today, in an effort to remove fake news from the platform, Twitter threw something called Birdwatch, a new news detection and rating tool. Instead of using some kind of advanced algorithm to detect fake news, Twitter will bet on a function based on the users themselves.

Basically Birdwatch allows its users to classify tweets to determine how truthful the information is. In this way, users can classify a tweet as false in case they detect that the information is false.

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For now, Birdwatch It is in the testing phase, and to classify a grade, there are three different categories: grades, grades and a dedicated website. Users will be able to determine the information of the source and in case it turns out to be false, they will be able to suggest a truthful source. In the event that a news item receives many negative ratings, it will have less visibility compared to the notes that do have true information.


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Rodolfo Leon

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