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X wants to push Community Notes, a crowdsourced fact-checking feature, to newspapers and other platforms, Chief Executive Officer Linda Yaccarino said Friday at the VivaTech technology conference in Paris. “It’s not impossible to imagine this particular tool being shared with companies like you on X or with other platforms,” Yaccarino said, speaking to fellow panelist Pierre Louette, CEO of French newspaper group Groupe Les Echos-Le Parisien. said.

X, formerly Twitter, first launched a version of Community Notes in 2021 as a way for users to fact-check misleading posts on the platform. Volunteers add more context to potentially misleading user posts through additional notes, which are then voted on by other “notes.” X’s algorithm then decides which context notes to display publicly for misleading posts.

Since acquiring the site in 2022, owner Elon Musk has promoted the tool as a bastion against misinformation and, at times, as a viable alternative to mainstream journalism.

There is evidence that the system is more effective for some subjects than others. Bloomberg News reported that while it is good at fact-checking scientific and medical information, it struggles with more controversial topics such as Israel’s war with Hamas.

Yacarino said the system “can drive out bias” and said there are more than 500,000 volunteers contributing to the system.

Elsewhere on the panel, Yacarino reiterated a popular talking point for Musk, saying he has experienced declining revenues as online advertising spending shifts to technology platforms such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Meta Platforms Inc. It seemed like a criticism of traditional media.

“We’ve moved into a world of clickbait mentality and a partisan news environment that’s really antithetical to traditional revenue models,” said Yaccarino, who was previously head of NBCUniversal’s global advertising business. “If you look at the root of the problem, it’s because the fringe has moved into this noisy world and is hoping that someone will click first.”

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