Report impersonation accounts
Impersonation is a violation of the Twitter Rules. Twitter accounts portraying another person in a fake, confusing, or deceptive manner may be permanently suspended under the Twitter impersonation policy.
- How do I report an impersonation violation?
- What happens when Twitter receives a valid report?
- Can I request a specific username?
- Someone is using my email address, what can I do?
- What if my company is being impersonated or my trademarked brand is being misused?
You can report an account for impersonation directly from that account’s profile. Find instructions on how to report impersonation directly from a profile.
You can also file an impersonation report.
You do not need a Twitter account to report impersonation on Twitter.
Upon receipt of an impersonation report, we will investigate the reported accounts to determine if the accounts are in violation of the Twitter Rules. Accounts determined to be in violation of our impersonation policy, or those not in compliance with our parody, commentary, and fan account policy, will either be suspended or asked to update the account(s) so they no longer violate our policies.
Reporting an impersonation account is separate from account verification. Read more about verified accounts.
We generally do not accept individual requests for inactive or suspended usernames.
Are you trying to create a new account, but you're told your email address or phone number is already in use? This support article outlines how your email address may already be in use and how to resolve the issue.
Companies and businesses should report accounts misusing their trademarks or brand by filing a complaint under our Trademark policy. Please review the Trademark Policy page, as there is specific information we will need to process your claim.