Twitter Updates Algorithm Powering Community Notes, the Project Formerly Known as Birdwatch

The goal is to better identify low-quality contributions and eliminate 'noise'

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Twitter detailed updates to the algorithm powering crowdsourced fact-checking initiative Community Notes, which was known as Birdwatch in the pre-Elon Musk days.

Community Notes may take on more importance at the platform, as Twitter’s content moderation teams were gutted as part of mass layoffs early this month, followed by a purging of several contractor positions in the middle of the month.

Twitter said in a series of tweets from the Community Notes account, “One of contributors’ top frustrations is seeing and rating low-quality notes.

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