Elon Musk Hails Twitter Community Notes For Flagging His Fake News Post — Silver Lining In His Chaotic Leadership Journey?

Elon Musk Hails Twitter Community Notes For Flagging His Fake News Post — Silver Lining In His Chaotic Leadership Journey?

Twitter chief Elon Musk praised the Community Notes feature after it flagged his post, indicating fake news. 

What Happened: Musk tweeted fake news with a doctored headline attributed to CNN to illustrate the importance of the Community Notes feature. He then quoted the tweet and applauded the feature for noting that the news was not genuine. 

On Friday, Community Notes' official account tweeted a series of posts explaining the feature's functionality and its new update that "identifies more low-quality notes." The post noted that this update would improve the average quality of notes. 

Why It's Important: Community Notes was formerly known as Birdwatch. The update could be a part of Musk's response to people questioning Twitter's moderation ability and trustworthiness. 

Musk's journey as Twitter chief has so far been chaotic. The platform has faced severe backlash from users and advertisers alike for allegedly endorsing "hate speech" and misinformation." 

Despite Musk addressing these concerns, many advertisers, including Mondelez International, the maker of Oreo cookies, and General Motors, have paused promotions on the microblogging site. Musk even lashed out at Apple over reports that the company was banning Twitter from the App Store

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