Twitter Spaces Spark Program policy

Thank you for taking the time to learn about Twitter’s policy for the Twitter Spaces Spark Program, an accelerator initiative that is designed to discover and reward great Spaces on Twitter with financial, technical, and marketing support.

In order to ensure that people and organizations can participate in the public conversation freely and safely, we have a set of policies all participants of the Twitter Spaces Spark Program must adhere to, including eligibility requirements and content and conduct requirements.

Note: We anticipate learning from our first cohort of the Twitter Spaces Spark Program, and will update this policy based on learnings.

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility requirements for participants in the Twitter Spaces Spark Program are defined below. These requirements have been developed to ensure that participants can derive the utmost value from the program, reduce likelihood of conduct and content related harms for people on Twitter, and enable learning and iteration on the program and policy in the future.

Note: Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Twitter Spaces Spark Program.

  • You are 18 years of age or older.
  • Your account has 5,000 or more active followers.
  • You are located in the US for Phase 1 of the Twitter Spaces Spark Program. 
  • You commit to host a minimum of 2 Spaces per week that run a minimum of 30 minutes. 
  • You have a complete profile with an account name, a bio, a profile picture, and a header image.
  • You agree to set up and provide confirmation of a Stripe account to receive payment. 
  • You have a verified email address. Learn how to verify your email address.
  • You have secured your account by enabling  two-factor authentication. Learn how to enable two-factor authentication.
  • You do not have a history of repeatedly violating the Twitter user agreement or Twitter’s Content Monetization Standards.
  • You have not previously been removed as an advertiser on Twitter for violations of our Ads policies or as a publisher on Twitter for violations of our brand safety policies
  • Your profile does not feature the identity of another person, brand, or organization, nor does it use a fake identity that is intended to deceive others. Profiles that feature animals or fictional characters are ineligible, unless directly affiliated with your brand or organization. Parody and fan accounts are not eligible for the Twitter Spaces Spark Program. 
  • Your account is not a state-affiliated media account

Conduct and content requirements

  • Your conduct and content must be in compliance with the Twitter user agreement, including Twitter Rules and the General Tipping Policy. Among other requirements drawn out of Twitter Rules: 

    • You must not request money or engagements in exchange for content or behavior that is (a) illegal, or (b) physically, psychologically, informationally, or economically harmful to you, other people or animals. In other words, soliciting money or engagements in exchange for illegal or harmful content or behavior is prohibited. 
    • You must not engage in fraud or deception. Do not mislead people into engaging with or compensating you. This includes not misleading people about which people or what entities are receiving compensation associated with your profile
    • You must only monetize content that is original and authentic, or otherwise content that you have the rights to monetize. If you share third party content (as background audio, for example, in a Ticketed Space), you must have the appropriate legal rights to do so.
  • You must adhere to Twitter’s Content Monetization Standards for all Spaces content.
  • You must comply with the Twitter Spaces Spark Program creator terms. 
  • If using Ticketed Spaces, you must comply with the Ticketed Spaces policy.
  • If you advertise on Twitter, you must follow Twitter’s Ads policies.

Enforcement philosophy

All participants in the Twitter Spaces Spark Program must comply with the requirements described and referenced on this page. Should you violate any one of these requirements, act in a manner directly counter to Twitter’s purpose or principles, or otherwise act in a way we deem potentially harmful to Twitter or its customers, we may take some or all of the enforcement actions outlined below.

Eligibility requirement enforcement

If you do not meet eligibility requirements, you will not be able to participate in the Twitter Spaces Spark Program. If you are initially accepted into the program, but later Twitter finds that you do not meet eligibility requirements, we may pause your ability to participate.

Conduct and content requirement enforcement

Depending on context, severity, and history of violative behavior, we may:

  • Limit amplification of your Space via algorithmic recommendations to accounts that do not follow you. 
  • Pause or permanently revoke your participation in the Twitter Spaces Spark Program.
  • Pause or permanently revoke your ability to participate as a host of Spaces.
  • Pause or permanently revoke your access to Twitter products that enable people to support you with their money. 
  • Pause or permanently revoke your access to Twitter.    

If your account is compromised

If we detect that your account may be compromised, we will pause your participation in the Twitter Spaces Spark Program and disable monetization features temporarily until your account is restored. 

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