Twitter Community Notes, the microblogging service's crowdsourced fact-checking tool, is now available to all users worldwide. The firm released this feature last January when it was formerly known as "Birdwatch".
The tool employs a community-driven method to assist in resolving false information on Twitter and is intended to stop the spread of fake news on the social network. It was initially introduced in the US before being extended to Brazil, Spain, and the Philippines. The social networking platform is now operational everywhere.
The feature is available on Android, iOS and the web version for all worldwide users. So Twitter users from around the world can now view community notes and mark them as useful. All users of the company's website get access to the notes that have been deemed as useful as of late.
Twitter users may now sign up to join Community Notes if they wish to contribute notes or have a bigger effect on the platform. The microblogging website added that it will increase its contributor base nation-by-nation. After registration, users can initially only rate notes, but later they can also submit their own. Only useful notes will be displayed beneath tweets.
Users who wish to join Community Notes must have an account that is at least six months old and not currently subject to a notification that they have violated Twitter's terms of service. According to the firm, they must have a confirmed phone number that is separate from any other Community Notes-connected accounts.
Twitter first made a number of updates to its Birdwatch community fact-checking programme in September, including a new onboarding procedure for participants to properly compose and evaluate remarks.