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Twitter starts Birdwatch function for users to respond to misleading tweets

Tuesday 26 January 2021 | 09:26 CET | News
Twitter said it has started testing a new way to combat misinformation on its platform. Called Birdwatch, the function allows users to post contextual comments on tweets they consider misleading. 

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