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How to report fake news and spam on Twitter

Twitter now allows the user to report accounts dedicated to post fake news and spam on the microblog. The feature is available in both the social networking version for computers and the mobile applications for Android and iPhone (iOS). The feature is useful for anyone who wants to collaborate and help keep the platform free of bots that often spread fake news and spam.

In the following tutorial, check out how to report fake news, spam and fake Twitter accounts. In the mobile, the procedure was performed on an iPhone 8 running iOS 12, but the tips are also valid for users of Android devices.

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Learn how to report fake news, spam and bots on Twitter

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On the pc

Step 1. When you find a tweet with fake news, click on the arrow icon in the upper right corner. In the menu that appears, select the option "Report Tweet";

Reporting tweets on PC

Step 2. Check the "It's suspicious or spamming" option and press the "Next" button;

Reporting tweets on PC

Step 3. Now, select "The account that sent this Tweet is false" and press "Next" again;

Reporting tweets on PC

Step 4. If you wish, you can silence or block the reported account. Finally, press "Done" to finish.

Reporting tweets on PC

On the cellphone

Step 1. When you find a tweet with fake news, touch the arrow icon in the upper right corner. In the menu that appears, touch "Report Tweet". Then select "You are suspect or spamming";

Reporting tweet by cell phone

Step 2. On the next screen, tap "The account that sent this Tweet is fake". If you like, you can silence or block the reported account. Finally, press "OK" in the top right corner to finish.

Reporting tweet by cell phone

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