In the event that the review of the Twitter moderation team coincides with the view of the reporter, your account can be sanctioned with a single complaint. The work of moderators is key to prevent organized user reporting attacks to denounce and try to close an account for no real reason . To get to the point of account deletion, you also have to go through three previous stages.
The first notice for Twitter comes when an account begins to be reported by other users, although in these cases it has not yet suffered any type of punishment. At a second level is the suspension or blocking of the account, which can be temporary . This occurs when the moderators have verified that the user violates the rules of the social network. The third and final level is account deletion, and it occurs when the account has already been suspended but insists on inappropriate behavior (for spam, harassing other users, inappropriate content, etc.).
HOW TO REPORT A TWITTER ACCOUNT
To curb abusive behavior on the platform, you have to know how to report a Twitter account, a process that has recently been modified so that users can better specify why they report said account. As a user, you can report specific tweets from a user or the account in general. In both cases, Twitter moderators will begin to pay attention to that user to determine if they have to punish him.
In this article we already explained the process to report specific tweets , but the steps to follow to report an account are the following. In your user profile, click on the icon with three dots in the upper right and select the option ‘Report’, which is at the bottom. Then you will see different ways to report (spam, identity theft, etc.). These filters allow Twitter moderators to have a better idea of what they should analyze to see if it is appropriate or not.
After choosing the violations that you believe this account has carried out, Twitter will offer you the option to block or mute that user , in case you want to do so to avoid having to read their tweets. If you don’t want to choose any action, you just have to click on ‘Done’ and the complaint will already be in the hands of those in charge of the social network. You can receive some notification that they have received the complaint or its resolution (the latter usually takes a few days).
WHAT IS THE USE OF REPORTING A TWITTER ACCOUNT?
Faced with the passivity that we can often detect in the face of the seemingly unpunished presence of many accounts , we may wonder what is the use of reporting a Twitter account .
An important aspect is that Twitter’s punishments are not limited exclusively to the suspension, blocking or removal of that user. The social network can remove specific tweets from your timeline, make your responses to other tweets invisible at first glance, or limit your exposure on Twitter, the famous shadow banning that many denounce. Sometimes, the tweets or the accounts that we denounce do not breach the rules 100%, but they can be hidden if the moderators consider it appropriate, so we must not lose in the work of this moderation team (which does not lack worked).