Twitter, or X as it was previously known, recently announced the expansion of its Community Notes feature, allowing the community to collaborate in fact-checking content, including videos.
The Community Notes feature enables users to add information to images, videos, and text. Approved annotations will be displayed every time someone retweets or shares the content in the future. Initially, X stated that only Top Writers group users would have the ability to write these Notes (though they did not specify the selection process). However, the functionality will eventually extend to GenAI-generated videos and edited videos that manipulate data.
X describes the credibility scoring process for Notes as a community-based system, requiring a minimum score level to be reached. However, if the voting score is not sufficiently high, the account will temporarily be suspended from adding Notes.
TLDR: Twitter’s Community Notes feature enables users to fact-check images, videos, and text. Approved annotations will appear whenever the content is shared. Only Top Writers and eventually GenAI-generated and edited videos can contribute. The credibility of Notes is determined by community voting, with accounts being temporarily suspended if the voting score is too low.