Twitter released its all-new so-called “community-driven approach” to misleading information Monday: Birdwatch!
What, praytell, is Birdwatch?
“Birdwatch” as defined by the beloved bearded ones of Twitter: A helpful tool that allows ]users to add “notes” to tweets they believe are false in an attempt to “add context” for other users.
“Birdwatch” in Reality: A convenient way to identify conservatives, dox them, and banish them from the platform (and possibly the American workforce) forevermore.
The Birdwatch Dirty Details:
- No account and no tweet is exempt from annotation, meaning users can “add context” to tweets posted by news outlets, reporters, and elected officials.
- Birdwatch will allow users to identify information in tweets that they believe are misleading or false, and write notes or notations to those tweets in a way they feel is providing “informative context.”
- Participants will be able to annotate any tweet once. They will have the option to cite source material in their annotation, including from news outlets — meaning users can annotate one news outlet’s tweets by citing other news outlet’s tweets.
Birdwatch Political Cover:
“We know people come to Twitter to stay informed, and they want credible information to help them do so,” Twitter VP of Product Keith Coleman said. “We apply labels and add context to Tweets, but we don’t want to limit efforts to circumstances where something breaks our rules or receives widespread public attention.”
WIBC host Tony Katz gives his review of Twitter’s latest “get the conservative” effort in the clip below.