1. Reporting Threats of Violence

Step 1: If you are receiving threats of violence, do not hesitate to report them to the appropriate authorities. Even if nothing comes from it immediately, it is wise to have an incendent report and case number if things escalate. Harassers will intimidate and dismiss reporting threats as “hysterics” – ignore them and report the threats.

Government Authorities

Local Police

Don’t call 911 (or your local equivalent emergency number) unless there is an immediate physical threat; call the main station number. You might be asked to request your private data from Twitter and other social media:


The FBI, also the Internet Crime Complaint Center.

Social Media

Twitter’s Abusive User report form


Twitter will not (as of this writing) review threat reports from third parties:

WAM and Twitter

Women, Action and the Media has created a reporting form where you can report harassment, threats etc on Twitter. These reports are checked by a human and then passed on to Twitter:

Just use the form below to tell us what’s happening. If it checks out, we’ll escalate it to Twitter right away (24 hours max, hopefully much less than that) and work to get you a speedy resolution. But please note: we’re not Twitter, and we can’t make decisions for them. We’re going to do our best to advocate for you with them, though.