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Tracking Misleading Tweets

Center for Data Innovation: “The Verge, a U.S.-based technology news publication, has created a dataset of tweets flagged for misinformation in Twitter’s Birdwatch program. Twitter’s Birdwatch program serves as a content moderation ecosystem in which users can identify misleading tweets, annotate them with additional context, rate each others’ notes, and view all submitted notes. The Verge collected and analyzed 37,741 Birdwatch notes submitted between January 22, 2021 and September 20, 2022. They found that the most common subject terms in flagged tweets were COVID, prediction, vaccine, people, earthquake, election, Trump, Biden, scientific, and better.”

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