Twitter announced on Wednesday that it will be bringing a number of new additions to its Birdwatch community authenticity check program that launched last year. The Birdwatch program includes users who help identify potentially misleading tweets and add notes to provide context with additional information. The social media platform has now revealed that it is rolling out a new referral process for the program. Furthermore, Twitter will increase the visibility of the notes to increase the seemingly positive impact Birdwatch has had on the community.
New members will start with an Impact Score of 0, which will initially be increased by rating other notes as Helpful or Not Helpful. After raising their Influence Score to five, users will be able to write their own notes. However, repeatedly writing Unhelpful notes will prevent contributors from writing notes.
With the implementation of the new referral process, Twitter also aims to expand its contributor base. It plans to regularly accept large groups of applicants who qualify for the Birdwatch program and monitor the impact of a larger base.
Twitter will also increase the visibility of notes on public tweets in the coming weeks. People in the US will see more tweets that Birdwatch identifies as Helpful.