A lot of people don’t know much about the rules guiding the use of social media platforms. All social media platforms has do’s and don’ts, which guides the use of their platforms, so, as your one stop shop for everything digital, we have decided to highlights some of the rules guiding Twitter. I will run through the lot, to read the full article, check what out  Twitter .

It should be noted that, Twitter like every other social media platforms, updates its rule book frequently. That being said, lets get right into it.

The first thing you should know is, Twitter rules are in three categories:

  1. Content Boundaries and use of Twitter
  2. Abusive Behaviour
  3. Spams .

Each of the above has subsets, I will highlight some. Get ready, here we go

  1. Content Boundaries and use of Twitter:

Twitter content boundaries


a. Trademark: Twitter reserves the right to reclaim usernames on behalf of businesses or individuals that hold legal claim or trademark on those usernames.
b. Copyright: Twitter responds to clear and complete notices of alleged copyright infringement.
c. Graphic Content: On Twitter, you are not allowed to use pornographic or excessively violent media in your profile image, background image or header image.
d. Unlawful Use: Twitter does not allow their service for any unlawful cause or in stimulation of  illegal activities.

2.  Abusive Behaviour

Cyberbullying on twitter


a. Harassment: On Twitter, you are not allowed to engage in the targeted abuse or harassment of others.
b. Violent threats(direct or indirect): Violent threats, direct or indirect are highly prohibited on Twitter. Any post promoting terrorism is also frowned at.
c. Hateful Conduct: Promotion of violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease is not allowed on Twitter.
d. Impersonation: Twitter strongly frown at people who impersonate others through the Twitter service in a manner that is intended to or does mislead, confuse, or deceive others.

3. Spams

No spamming

You are not allowed to use the Twitter service for the purpose of spamming anyone. What represent “spamming” will evolve as Twitter responds to new tricks and tactics used by spammers. Some of the factors that are considered when determining what action(s) is considered to be spamming are:

if you repeatedly follow and unfollow people, whether to build followers or to garner more attention for your profile
if a large number of people are blocking you
if you send large numbers of duplicate replies or mentions
if you send large numbers of unsolicited replies or mentions
if you add a large number of unrelated users to lists
if you repeatedly create false or misleading content

There you have it, remember, “Ignorance of the law is not an excuse”; read and digest this post before your next tweet.