Twitter introduces aliases for contributors to its Birdwatch moderation program

Twitter introduces aliases for contributors to its Birdwatch moderation program


Twitter has introduced aliases for contributors in its Birdwatch moderation program | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Twitter is introducing aliases for participants in its Birdwatch moderation tool so they don’t have to include their usernames in notes they leave on others’ tweets, the company announced in a blog post Monday. The social media platform launched the pilot of Birdwatch in January as a way to crowdsource fact-checking on tweets that might contain misleading or inaccurate information. But the company said contributors in the pilot Birdwatch program “overwhelmingly voiced a preference for contributing under aliases. This preference was strongest for women and Black contributors.”

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