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Spyware & Illegal Hacking

What's the policy?

The sale or promotion of spyware or illegal hacking is prohibited globally on the Twitter Ads platform. What products or services are subject to this policy?

This policy covers, but is not limited to:

  • Software or devices that provide unauthorized access or intrude upon a person without their permission. This includes spyware products, phone tapping, call or text messaging interception.
  • Equipment to illegally access or tamper with software, servers, hardware, or websites.
  • Software and tools used to facilitate illegal hacking of media or bypass digital content management systems.

How does this policy vary from country to country?

This policy applies to Twitter Ads in all countries.

What do advertisers need to know about this policy?

Review our guidelines and make sure you understand the requirements for your brand and business. You are responsible for all your promoted content on Twitter. This includes complying with applicable laws and regulations regarding advertisements.

Have questions or feedback about something on this page?

If you are an advertiser whose account or Tweets are currently under review and you would like to check on the status or request an expedited review, please log in to and file a support ticket using the Help? button in the top right corner of your ads dashboard.

If you are not an advertiser and need to bring to our attention ads that are potentially violating these policies, you can use our Help Center forms to Report an Ad.

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