Child sexual exploitation policy

Twitter removes content promoting child sexual exploitation

We do not tolerate child sexual exploitation on Twitter. When we are made aware of links to images of or content promoting child sexual exploitation they will be removed from the site without further notice and reported to The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children ("NCMEC"); we permanently suspend accounts promoting or containing updates with links to child sexual exploitation.

Reporting content promoting child sexual exploitation

If you think you've found a Twitter account distributing or promoting child sexual exploitation while using Twitter, please send an email to cp@twitter.com to let us know. Please include a link to the profile and links to the relevant tweets that lead you to believe the account should be investigated. To find the direct status links to individual Tweets, see our help page.

If you have found content elsewhere on the internet that is distributing or promoting child sexual exploitation, you should file a report with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children here, or your local law enforcement.

NOTE: Please do NOT tweet, retweet or repost child sexual exploitation for any reason. Please report it to us immediately by sending an email to cp@twitter.com and we will take steps to remove it. 

Law Enforcement Agencies

If you are a member of a law enforcement agency seeking information regarding Twitter accounts promoting or distributing child sexual exploitation, please see our Guidelines for Law Enforcement for information on our process; we also suggest you contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) here, regardless of jurisdiction, to determine whether or not information on those accounts is already on file. 

For general law enforcement inquiries, please see our Guidelines for Law Enforcement for more information.