Thought Police: Twitter to Expand ‘Birdwatch’ Crowdsourced Debunking System to 50% of U.S. Users

Sep 12, 2022 | Political News

Twitter is expanding Birdwatch, its crowdsourced “misinformation” debunking tool, to 50 percent of all U.S. Twitter users.

Gizmodo reports that Twitter is expanding Birdwatch, its community-powered “misinformation” debunking service that it  “for the people, by the people.” The service will now be expanded as Twitter prepares to include 50 percent of all U.S. users in the service, meaning that in the coming days it is likely that you will see notes added to tweets in your timeline written by Birdwatch contributors providing additional information or context.

Beginning this week, Twitter will accept 1,000 new contributors per week to Birdwatch adding to the roughly 15,000 users already taking part in the feature. Contributors’ work will be more visible on the timelines, with Twitter aiming to roll out the features to 50 percent of all U.S. users.