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Abuse

Abuse

You may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. We consider abusive behavior an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else’s voice.

Context matters 

Some Tweets may seem to be abusive when viewed in isolation, but may not be when viewed in the context of a larger conversation. While we accept reports of violations from anyone, sometimes we also need to hear directly from the target to ensure that we have proper context. 

The number of reports we receive does not impact whether or not something will be removed. However, it may help us prioritize the order in which it gets reviewed.

We focus on behavior 

We enforce policies when someone reports behavior that is abusive and targets an entire protected group and/or individuals who may be members. 

This targeting can happen in any manner (for example, @mentions, tagging a photo, and more).

Twitter strives to provide an environment where people can feel free to express themselves. If abusive behavior happens, we want to make it easy for people to report it to us. Multiple Tweets can be included in the same report, helping us gain better context, while investigating the issues to get them resolved faster.

Click here to find out how to report abusive behaviour on Twitter

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