Birdwatch, an attempt to tackle misinformation on Twitter by providing additional context to false claims in tweets, appears to be working – but the project may no longer be a priority under Elon Musk’s leadership

Technology 2 November 2022

Elon Musk is the new owner of Twitter

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Results from a Twitter project aiming to tackle misinformation and propaganda were published just hours before Elon Musk’s takeover of the company on 27 October, suggesting they may have been rushed out before the change at the top. The report shows that Twitter’s Birdwatch project has made some progress in countering misinformation, but external researchers fear the scheme may now be at risk of swingeing cuts as Musk attempts to make the social media company profitable.

Twitter launched Birdwatch in January last year …