Twitter is expanding Community Notes feature: What is it and how it will help fight ‘manipulated media’
Twitter is expanding its Community Notes feature to combat ‘misleading media’ on the microblogging platform.
Twitter is expanding its Community Notes feature to allow users to add context to images shared on the micro blogging app. It has introduced a new feature called Notes on Media that will automatically add context to images in the future.
"Raters and readers will see notes that authors marked as “about the image" slightly differently, so it’s clear to everyone that they should be interpreted as about the media, not the specific Tweet. Ratings can help identify cases where a note may not apply to a specific Tweet." Twitter Community Notes added
Users will be able to add context either about the tweet or about embedded images. Once users click on 'about the image' toggle, the community note will appear on all tweets containing the same image.
The Notes on Media feature is currently in testing, which means it will not be able to match all tweets containing the same image, but the company says it is working to expand the reach of the feature while avoiding erroneous matches.
Twitter had announced its crowd-sourced fact-checking programme, Birdwatch, in the US in 2021. After Elon Musk acquired Twitter in a $44 billion deal, he renamed the feature Community Notes.
Twitter made the Community Notes feature available to tweets around the world in December last year.
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