Abusive behavior policy

If you need to report abusive behavior to Twitter, please file a report here.

If you believe you may be in danger, please contact your local law enforcement authority in addition to reporting the content to Twitter so that the situation can be addressed both online and offline.

User disputes and false statements

Twitter provides a global communication platform which encompasses a variety of users with different voices, ideas and perspectives. As a policy, we do not mediate content or intervene in disputes between users.

Threats and abuse

Users may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism. Users also may not make threats or promote violence against a person or group on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, or disability. In addition, users may not post intimate photos or videos that were taken or distributed without the subject's consent. Targeted abuse or harassment is also a violation of the Twitter Rules and Terms of Service.

For frequently asked questions about reporting abusive behavior on Twitter, click here. To learn more about what you can do when you encounter abusive behavior on Twitter and other websites, click here.

Offensive content

Users are allowed to post content, including potentially inflammatory content, provided they do not violate the Twitter Rules and Terms of Service. Twitter does not screen content and does not remove potentially offensive content unless such content is in violation of the Twitter Rules and Terms of Service.

If you believe the content or behavior you are reporting is prohibited in your local jurisdiction, please contact your local authorities so they can accurately assess the content or behavior for possible violations of local law. If Twitter is contacted directly by law enforcement, we can work with them and provide assistance for their investigation as well as guidance around possible options. You can point local law enforcement to our Law Enforcement Guidelines.