What is spam?
Here are some common tactics that spam accounts often use:
- Posting harmful links (including links to phishing or malware sites)
- Aggressive following behavior (mass following and mass un-following for attention)
- Abusing the @reply or @mention function to post unwanted messages to users
- Creating multiple accounts (either manually or using automated tools)
- Posting repeatedly to trending topics to try to grab attention
- Repeatedly posting duplicate updates
- Posting links with unrelated tweets
How to report spam:
If you think you've found a spam profile, follow these steps to report it to us:
- Visit the spam account's profile.
- Click the person icon. This brings up a drop-down actions menu.
- Click on Report @username for spam.
To block a Twitter user:
- Log in to your Twitter account.
- Go to the profile page of the person you wish to block.
- Click the person icon on their profile page. This brings up a drop-down actions menu.
- Select Block from the options listed.
Blocked users cannot:
- Add your Twitter account to their lists.
- Have their @replies or mentions show in your mentions tab (although these Tweets may still appear in search).
- Follow you.
- See your profile picture on their profile page or in their timeline.