Twitter Finally Revises Its Policies to Ban Financial Scams on Its Platform

The social network outlined violations and potential punishments

Twitter finally clarified its policies to state that financial scams are prohibited on its platform.

The social network revealed the policy update in a tweet Monday, saying, “We’re always updating our rules based on how online behaviors change. Today we’re expanding our policies to prohibit financial scams.”

The tweet directed users to the Help Center page outlining the social network’s new financial scam policy.

The policy states that Twitter may not be used to deceive users into sending money or sharing personal information via scam tactics, phishing or other fraudulent or deceptive methods, and people are not allowed to create accounts, tweet or send direct messages for those purposes, providing the following examples of policy violations:

  • Relationship/trust-building scams: You may not deceive others...


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