Empowering social media users to assess content helps fight misinformation: An experimental platform that puts moderation in the hands of its users shows that people do evaluate posts effectively and share their assessments with others

Researchers built a prototype social media platform to study the effects of giving users more agency to assess content for accuracy and control the posts they see based on accuracy assessments from others. Users were able to make accurate assessments, despite having no prior training, and they valued and utilized the assessment and filtering tools they designed.

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