Report violations

This article provides an overview of how to report potential violations of the Twitter Rules and Terms of Service.

How to report directly from a Tweet or profile

You can report directly from an individual Tweet or profile for certain violations, including: spam, abusive or harmful content, inappropriate ads, self-harm and impersonation. For information about reporting other types of violations, see the How to report specific types of violations section below.


How to report individual Tweets for violations:

Learn how to report Tweets (or Direct Messages) for violations.


How to report media for violations:

Learn how to report Tweets for media , and read the Twitter media policy.

 

How to report profiles for violations:

  1. Open the profile you’d like to report.
  2. Select the overflow icon  (via twitter.com and Twitter for Android) or tap the gear icon  (from Twitter for iOS).
  3. Select Report and then select the type of issue you’d like to report.
  4. If you select They’re being abusive or harmful, we’ll ask you to provide additional information about the issue you’re reporting. We may also ask you to select additional Tweets from the account you’re reporting so we have better context to evaluate your report.
  5. Once you’ve submitted your report, we’ll provide recommendations for additional actions you can take to improve your Twitter experience.

How to report specific content in a Moment

How to report a Tweet in a Moment for violations:

  1. Navigate to the Tweet within the Moment that you’d like to report. 
  2. Click or tap the  icon 
  3. Click or tap Report Tweet.
  4. Choose the type of issue you’d like to report to us.
  5. Once you’ve submitted your report, we’ll provide recommendations for actions you can take to improve your Twitter experience.

How to report multiple components of a Moment for violations:

  1. Visit the Moments reporting form
  2. Enter the Moment URL that you would like to report.
  3. Select the type of issue you’d like to report to us.
  4. Provide us with up to 5 Tweets within the Moment that may be in violation.
  5. Once you’ve submitted your report, we’ll provide recommendations for actions you can take to improve your Twitter experience.


How to report specific types of violations

The information below outlines the types of violations you can report to us through our Help Center as well as how to report them.

 

Note: When reporting potential violations of the Twitter Rules and Terms of Service through the Help Center, you may be asked to allow us to share parts of your report with third parties, such as the affected account.

How to report on behalf of someone else

You can report violations on behalf of another person. Refer to the categories and instructions listed above or contact us to submit your report. You can also report directly from a Tweet or profile (see above section How to report directly from a Tweet or profile).

How to find a Periscope username

When reporting explicit content on Periscope, you may be asked to provide a Periscope username. 

Via twitter.com:

  1. When you find a Periscope broadcast that is shared via Tweet on twitter.com, click on the Periscope broadcast.
  2. If the Periscope broadcast is live, find the Periscope user’s display name (located in the bottom left corner). Click it to display a profile view. Copy the Periscope username (it will start with the @ symbol).
  3. If the Periscope broadcast is a replay, you will see the Periscope username right below the user’s display name. Copy it (it will start with the @ symbol).

From an iOS device:

  1. From the Periscope broadcast, swipe up or tap the more icon  in the bottom right of the screen to view the broadcast info panel.
  2. The Periscope username will be under the display name, and it will start with the @ symbol.

From an Android device:

  1. From the Periscope broadcast, tap the more icon  in the bottom right of the screen to view the broadcast info panel.
  2. The Periscope username will be under the display name, and it will start with the @ symbol.
View instructions for:
  • See iOS instructions
  • See Android Instructions
  • See desktop instructions

How to find a link to a Periscope broadcast

When reporting explicit content on Periscope, you may be asked to provide the link to a Periscope broadcast. Here’s how:

  1. From the Periscope broadcast, swipe up or tap the more icon  in the bottom right of the screen to view the broadcast info panel.
  2. Tap Share Broadcast and select Share Link.

How to find a link to a Periscope broadcast

When reporting explicit content on Periscope, you may be asked to provide the link to a Periscope broadcast. Here’s how:

  1. From the Periscope broadcast, tap the more icon   in the bottom right of the screen to view the broadcast info panel.
  2. Tap Share Broadcast and select Copy URL.

How to find a link to a Periscope broadcast

When reporting explicit content on Periscope, you may be asked to provide the link to a Periscope broadcast. Here’s how:

  1. When you find a Periscope broadcast that is shared via Tweet on twitter.com, click on the Periscope broadcast.
  2. Copy the URL that is displayed in your browser’s address bar. It should look like this: https://www.pscp.tv/w/…

Visit the Periscope Help Center for more information, including how to contact the team.

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