Safety on Twitter
We’re dedicated to making Twitter a safe place for free expression.
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 behavior.
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 jeopardize 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.
- Twitter stands for freedom of expression for everyone.
- We do not take sides. We show sides. Every side.
- We treat everyone equally: the same Twitter Rules apply to all.
- You have the right to express yourself on Twitter if you adhere to these rules.