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Twitter Group Notes hits 44 international locations as Elon Musk seeks ‘reality’ for X


Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk’s Twitter (rebranded to X) added contributors from 18 new international locations to make sure the accuracy of the data being shared on the platform. Consequently, Group Notes — the data watchdog on X — now has contributors from 44 international locations in whole.

Ever since Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, the entrepreneur claims he has envisioned reworking the platform into an all the pieces app, which concerned eradicating misinformation and stopping rip-off accounts from working brazenly. Following Twitter’s rebranding to X, Musk expedited the transformational drive given the aggressive efforts made by Threads and TikTok clones to dominate the text-based social media realm.

Contributors from 44 international locations are tasked with vetting the data being shared on posts that draw larger consideration and are topic to being picked up by mainstream media. As a part of the rebranding effort, the X app refrains from addressing itself as a social media platform and as a substitute positions itself for “breaking information, leisure, sports activities, politics and all the pieces in between.”

X’s (beforehand Twitter) app description on Google Play retailer. Supply: Google Play

“This platform aspires to be the most effective (or least unhealthy) supply of reality on the Web,” mentioned Musk when discussing the fact-checking system — Group Notes — on July 22.

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Furthermore, the entrepreneur made a user-centric choice by backtracking on his choice to completely change the X person interface to a darkish theme.

Whereas X continues its aggressive makes an attempt to reinvent itself, its largest competitors — Threads — launched a brand new function to resemble the unique Twitter.

Adam Mosseri’s rationalization for the introduction of fee limits on Threads. Supply: Threads

Following its launch on July 5, Threads witnessed a record-breaking uptake of recent customers, surpassing 100 million customers inside 5 days. Sadly for Mark Zuckerberg, the engagement appears relatively short-lived.

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