Logo For Twitter’s New ‘Birdwatch’ Program Reminds Some of Orwell’s ‘1984’

On Monday, Twitter announced a new way to annoy its users — a program called “Birdwatch,” where select users can add “notes” to tweets in what it claims is an effort to combat misinformation.

Of course, as Dana Loesch found out, not everyone is allowed to join this online speech-minder program.

Here’s a tweet and a video explaining the whole thing:

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But it seems that someone found something somewhat disturbing:


Reaction was pretty much what you’d expect:

One person noted:

That works for us.

Twitchy, writing about the effort to have users stalk other users, correctly noted: “Twitter, always finding ways to make their users unhappy.”


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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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