Additional Birdwatch review

What are Birdwatch notes?

Birdwatch is a pilot program that allows volunteer contributors on Twitter to collaboratively add context (called “notes”) to Tweets they believe could be misleading. The aim is to keep people on Twitter better informed by showing notes that people from different points of view will find helpful.

Notes are only shown to a small set of people in the pilot program, and notes only appear on Tweets when they’ve been rated helpful by enough people from different points of view.

This program is still in development. During this phase, it is possible that some notes shown on Tweets might not always be helpful. At this stage, our goal is to gather input from more people to better identify what makes a note helpful.

What’s an additional review?

If you believe a note rated “helpful” on your Tweet doesn’t add helpful context or shouldn’t be there, you can request additional review. Reviews aren’t done by Twitter — they are done by regular people who use Twitter and have signed up to become Birdwatch Contributors.

How additional reviews work:

  • Tweet authors can request additional contributor review of notes that are rated helpful and are being shown on their Tweet.
  • When an author requests additional review, the note is shown to contributors on the Birdwatch site, which is separate from the Twitter apps and where they may then rate the note.
  • All ratings are done by Birdwatch contributors, who voluntarily review notes, so there’s no guarantee that more contributors will review it or that the note’s rating will change.
  • Twitter does not determine the outcome of reviews. The aim of Birdwatch is to empower people on Twitter to determine what additional context is helpful.
  • If the additional ratings change a note’s status such that it is no longer rated “helpful”, the note will stop being shown on the Tweet.
  • Most additional ratings will likely come in within 24 hours following an author’s request, but status can change at any time as ratings are received.
  • A review of one note does not impact the status of other existing notes or newly written notes on the Tweet. If new notes are added and earn the status of Helpful, they may be shown on the Tweet.
  • Notes are subject to the Twitter Rules, so if you believe a note violates them, you can report it to Twitter.

Request additional review

  1. Copy your Tweet's link.
  2. Paste the link into the form below.
  3. Click the `Go to Birdwatch` button.
  4. In Birdwatch, look for the note that you believe requires additional review and click "Request additional review".