Twitter's planned misinformation-busting feature, known as “Birdwatch,” appears to be a crowdsourced way to tag tweets as misleading, include notes explaining rationale, and flag for moderation. 

Little is known about the feature, which Twitter confirmed, and TechCrunch was first to report. A moderation feature of some kind first came to light over the summer, when reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong found hints in website source code that something was in development. Twitter quickly hid that code from public view.

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