Safety on Twitter

We’re dedicated to making Twitter a safe place for free expression.

  • Our approach
  • Our principles

Our approach

Free expression is a human right. Everyone has a voice and the right to use it. On Twitter, you should feel safe expressing your unique point of view with every Tweet – and it’s our job to make that happen.

But sometimes Tweets can cross a line and are abusive or threatening. To keep you safe, we build tools so you can control what you see and who you interact with; work with a community of online safety experts to fight abuse everywhere; and develop and enforce policies to prohibit abusive behaviour.

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Controlling your experience

We’ve created a suite of features that let you control what you see and who you interact with.

 

Our safety partners

We partner with non-profit organisations, academics, and safety experts who provide feedback on our processes, policies, and products.

 

Enforcing our rules

When you report a violation of our policies, we may use a range of enforcement options.

Our safety principles

On Twitter, you should feel safe expressing your unique point of view with every Tweet. We want everyone to discover a wide variety of voices and perspectives, and for that reason we allow strong opinions and controversial views. So it’s our job to make your experience as safe as we can. But if you do experience abuse or harassment on Twitter, that can jeopardise your freedom of expression. We won’t let Twitter be a place where you are intimidated, harassed, or silenced.

Here are the principles that guide us in creating a culture of trust, safety, and respect.

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  1. Twitter stands for freedom of expression for everyone.
  2. We do not take sides. We show sides. Every side.
  3. We treat everyone equally: the same Twitter Rules apply to all.
  4. You have the right to express yourself on Twitter if you adhere to these rules.
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