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Graphic violence and adult content

Graphic violence and adult content

We consider graphic violence to be any form of gory media related to death, serious injury, violence, or surgical procedures. We consider adult content to be any media that is pornographic and/or may be intended to cause sexual arousal. Learn more about our media policy.

Twitter allows some forms of graphic violence and/or adult content in Tweets marked as containing sensitive media. However, you may not use such content in your profile or header images. Additionally, Twitter may sometimes require you to remove excessively graphic violence out of respect for the deceased and their families if we receive a request from their family or an authorized representative. 

We consider graphic violence to be any form of gory media related to death, serious injury, violence, or surgical procedures. Some examples include, but are not limited to, depictions of:

  • the moment at which someone dies
  • gruesome crime or accident scenes
  • bodily harm, torture, dismemberment, or mutilation

We consider adult content to be any media that is pornographic and/or may be intended to cause sexual arousal. Some examples include, but are not limited to, depictions of:

  • full or partial nudity (including close-ups of genitals, buttocks, or breasts)
    • Please note that exceptions may be made for artistic, medical, health, or educational content. Breastfeeding content does not need to be marked as sensitive. 
  • simulating a sexual act
  • intercourse or any sexual act (may involve humans, humanoid animals, cartoons, or anime)

Click here to learn how to report sensitive media such as graphic violence and adult content on Twitter

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