When Elon Musk took over X, formerly known as Twitter, one of his first moves was to overhaul the company’s content moderation policies. When it comes to misinformation, Musk depends on X’s users to deal with the problem in the form of Community Notes, a program that allows approved users to add context to posts that contain inaccuracies or falsehoods.
Unfortunately, for Musk and company, this crowdsourced solution doesn’t appear to be working. And the influx of misinformation since Hamas attacked Israel on Oct. 7, and Israel subsequently began bombing Gaza, has only made matters worse.
X punts content moderation to Community Notes
X’s misinformation problem during the past few months has been so prominent that the EU threatened to take action against the company, launching an investigation that could result in X facing hefty fines.