Twitter’s Birdwatch feature hopes to combat misinformation. Here’s how it works and how to sign up for it

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Twitter has introduced a series of features aimed to slow the spread of misinformation and disinformation on the platform. 

In January 2021, the social media company launched its pilot Birdwatch feature, which lets users flag and fact-check tweets they believe include inaccurate or deceptive information, as well as add notes to tweets that need additional context. 

The feature is only available to a select number of users within the US, but Twitter said it hopes to allow more people to participate soon. 

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