January 9, 2018

Twitter’s Guidelines For Reporting Exploitive Content

We strongly advise that you do not go on Twitter looking for accounts or images or videos to report. Twitter is often inconsistent in removing exploitive material, so it is not worth intentionally exposing yourself to such content.

However, if you see child sexual exploitation or pornography on Twitter by accident, these are the reporting processes Twitter currently has available:

Twitter’s Reporting Process for Child Sexual Exploitation

Found here.

If you think you’ve found a Twitter account distributing or promoting child sexual exploitation while using Twitter, report it here. Please provide the username and links to the relevant tweets that lead you to believe the account should be investigated. To find the direct status links to individual Tweets, see our help page.

If you have found content elsewhere on the internet that is distributing or promoting child sexual exploitation, you should file a report with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children here, or your local law enforcement. If you believe that the content was hosted on a website outside of the United States, you can report it here on the International Association of Internet Hotlines website.

Note: Please do NOT tweet, retweet or repost child sexual exploitation for any reason. Click here to report it to us immediately and we will take steps to remove it.

Twitter’s Reporting Process for Pornography

  1. Navigate to the Tweet you’d like to report on twitter.com or from the Twitter for iOS or Android app.
  2. Click or tap the downward facing arrow icon.
  3. Select Report Tweet.
  4. Select It displays a sensitive image.

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Founded in 1962, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health crisis of pornography.

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