Community Notes aims to create a better informed world, by empowering people on Twitter to collaboratively add helpful notes to Tweets that might be misleading.
Contributors can identify Tweets they believe are misleading, write notes that provide context to the Tweet, and rate the quality of other contributors’ notes. Through consensus from a broad and diverse set of people, our eventual goal is that the most helpful notes will be visible directly on Tweets, available to everyone on Twitter.
How it works
In this phase, Community Notes has three core elements: notes, ratings, and the Community Notes site.
The Community Notes site
Transparency and visibility
We believe it’s important for people to understand how Community Notes works, and to be able to help shape it. To that end, we’re taking significant steps to make the program transparent.
Even though only Community Notes contributors and people included in test groups can write and rate notes, anyone in the US can access the Community Notes site to browse contributions. Additionally, all data contributed to Community Notes will be publicly available and for download in tsv files.
As we develop algorithms that power Community Notes — such as reputation, consensus, and ranking systems — we also aim to make them publicly available. Our current implementation is already available here.
We hope that steps like these will enable experts, researchers, and the public to analyze or audit Community Notes, identifying opportunities or flaws that can help us more quickly build an effective community-driven solution.