This is a way to save money by “outsourcing moderation costs to users [allowing Musk to] avoid paying professional fact checkers by getting the punters to add context and vote” according to Joseph Teasdale.
However, overall Teasdale “likes” community notes. He told City A.M. notes are “a nice middle ground between doing nothing about false or misleading posts and simply removing them.”
He pointed out the “problems with a central platform applying content policies designed on the West coast of the USA to products that people all over the world rely on for information”.
“I’m sure community notes are open to abuse, if enough users organise against a given tweet or opinion,” Teasdale agreed.
Teasdale was more charitable to the platform, saying: “I can’t judge how community notes have fared recently, but I will say that when an event like the Israel/Gaza war occurs, there is no informational product that is going to go uncriticised.”