Impersonation policy


Impersonation is a violation of the Twitter Rules. Twitter accounts portraying another person in a confusing or deceptive manner may be permanently suspended under the Twitter impersonation policy.

An account will not be removed if:

  • the user shares your name but has no other commonalities, or
  • the profile clearly states it is not affiliated with or connected to any similarly-named individuals.

Accounts with similar usernames or that are similar in appearance (e.g. the same background or avatar image) are not automatically in violation of the impersonation policy. In order to be impersonation, the account must also portray another person in a misleading or deceptive manner.

Twitter users are allowed to create parody, commentary, or fan accounts. Please refer to Twitter’s parody, commentary, and fan account policy for more information about these types of accounts.

For frequently asked questions about reporting impersonation on Twitter, click here.