If you’re new to Twitter[ad] and feeling overwhelmed by all the rules and guidelines, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. In this quick guide, we’ll walk you through the essential rules of Twitter that everyone should know, regardless of age. Whether you’re a student, a parent, or a professional, understanding the rules of this popular social media[ad] platform is important for using it safely and responsibly.

Let’s dive in and learn the Twitter rules together.

Playing It Safe on Twitter

To keep personal information private on Twitter, here are some tips:

  1. Refrain from publishing private information without consent.
  2. Avoid sharing non-consensual nudity.
  3. Do not attempt to compromise accounts.

Violating these privacy guidelines can result in enforcement measures such as:

  • Placing sensitive media behind a notice.
  • Withholding posts based on age.
  • Withholding content in a specific country based on a valid request from an authorized entity in that country.

Consequences for violating Twitter’s rules on authenticity include:

  • Post-level enforcement.
  • Requiring post removal.
  • Labeling a post.
  • Direct message-level enforcement (stopping conversations between a reported violator and the reporter’s account, placing a violating Direct Message behind a notice in a group conversation).
  • Account-level enforcement (such as suspending an account for repeated violations or significant policy breaches, and placing an account in read-only mode temporarily).

When sending direct messages on Twitter, users should:

  • Refrain from engaging in abusive or harassing behavior.
  • Avoid sharing sensitive or illegal content.

Twitter may take direct message-level enforcement actions, including:

  • Stopping conversations between a reported violator and the reporter’s account.
  • Placing a violating Direct Message behind a notice in a group conversation.

Keeping Your Info Private

1.Ensure personal information stays private on Twitter:

  • Refrain from publishing private information without consent.
  • Avoid sharing non-consensual nudity.
  • Do not attempt to compromise accounts.

2.Avoid sharing fake or misleading information:

  • Refrain from platform manipulation and spam.
  • Do not interfere in elections[ad] or civic processes.
  • Avoid misleading identities.
  • Refrain from deceptive sharing of synthetic or manipulated media.

3.Report and handle non-rule-breaking tweets:

  • Take enforcement actions like limiting post visibility.
  • Require post removal.
  • Label a post.
  • Implement direct message-level or account-level enforcement actions.

Being Real: No Fake Stuff

Users can ensure their online presence is genuine and authentic by avoiding platform manipulation, spam, and sharing manipulated media. They should also refrain from misleading identities.

Presenting a fake or exaggerated version of oneself on social media can lead to account suspension, post removal, or labeling. It’s important to maintain authenticity and transparency by respecting copyright and trademark policies and not sharing private information or non-consensual nudity.

Ads[ad] in Videos: What’s Okay?

Acceptable advertisements within videos include third-party advertising with X’s prior consent. Specific enforcement measures for violations are also specified.

Content creators should follow the rules and guidelines for including ads in videos. They should familiarize themselves with X’s policies and seek prior consent for third-party advertising. Additionally, they should be aware of the specified enforcement measures for violations and monitor their video content accordingly.

Specific restrictions or regulations regarding the placement or content of ads in videos include the prohibition of third-party advertising in video content without X’s prior consent. The platform also has specified enforcement measures for violations of these rules, including post-level enforcement, requiring post removal, and labeling a post to provide context and additional information to users.

What Happens When Rules Get Broken

Breaking the rules on Twitter can have consequences. These consequences include post-level enforcement, requiring post removal, labeling a post, direct message-level enforcement, or account-level enforcement. Consequences may involve limiting post visibility, hiding posts from public view, providing context and additional information to users, stopping conversations, suspending accounts, or placing accounts in read-only mode temporarily.

To avoid breaking the rules on Twitter, users should familiarize themselves with the platform’s rules and policies, refrain from posting sensitive and illegal content, respect privacy, and be authentic in their interactions.

Additionally, users should avoid engaging in violent speech, harassment, platform manipulation, spam, and sharing deceptive media.

There is a process for appealing or addressing rule violations on Twitter. The platform has specified enforcement measures for violations and may act on specific content, accounts, or both. Users may be required to remove violating content, and various enforcement actions, such as labeling posts or suspending accounts, may be taken.

How to Send DMs the Right Way

When sending direct messages on Twitter, it’s important to follow the platform’s safety, privacy, and authenticity rules. This means avoiding violent speech, hateful conduct, or harmful content in DMs. Respect others’ privacy and consent by not sharing non-consensual nudity or private info. Be authentic by avoiding platform manipulation, spam, and deceptive media sharing, and not pretending to be someone else. Also, don’t share misleading or disputed information through DMs.

Following these practices is important for creating a safe and genuine environment for communicating through DMs.

Non-rule-breaking Tweets: Can They Get in Trouble?

Twitter users can follow the platform’s guidelines by avoiding sensitive or illegal content in their tweets. They should also not share private information without consent or engage in spam, deceptive media sharing, or copyright violations.

Consequences for non-rule-breaking tweets may involve limiting visibility, excluding from search results, and restricting discoverability. In severe cases, violators might need to remove the tweet before posting again, with the tweet hidden from public view.

Non-violating content, like sensitive media, may be placed behind a notice, withheld based on age, or withheld in a specific country based on a valid request.

Non-rule-breaking tweets that have caused trouble on Twitter include those with misleading information, leading to labels for additional context. Sharing private information without consent, platform manipulation, or deceptive media sharing can also result in enforcement measures.