Twitter Birdwatch Guide

Empowering people on Twitter to create a better-informed world.

Birdwatch aims to create a better informed world, by empowering people on Twitter to add helpful notes to Tweets that might be misleading.

Currently, Birdwatch is in pilot mode for people in the US. We’re building it in the open, with the public’s input, and we’re taking significant steps to make Birdwatch transparent.

This Guide outlines how Birdwatch works, how one can access and work with Birdwatch transparent data and is also a place to follow updates to the product. We’ll be sharing how and why we’re making changes, how we came to those decisions, and what we hope to achieve.

Read the Birdwatch Guide

How to contribute

For this initial phase of the Birdwatch pilot, we’ve turned off public Github contribution tools on GitHub (Issues, Pull Requests, Discussions) while we explore the best ways to engage with the growing community who is interested in studying or contributing to Birdwatch.

For now, this site is intended as a transparent source of information about Birdwatch, including version history of that information. As we develop algorithms that power Birdwatch — such as reputation, consensus, and ranking systems — we also aim to make them publicly available. Our current implementation is already available here.

You can talk directly with the team building Birdwatch on Twitter, at @Birdwatch.

Repo instructions

This site is built with Hugo, using the Hugo Geekdoc theme. Follow the instructions on the Hugo website for downloading and running Hugo.


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