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    si dawson commented  · 

    Since Oct 2009¹, the /users/report_spam² endpoint has allowed reporting a tweet as spam (& optionally, blocking the user).

    No new API reporting features have been added since 2009.

    There are MUCH bigger problems Twitter is facing today than spam (at least in part due to the report_spam endpoint being available). It would be nice to be able to report some of them, too.

    Obviously, replicating the entire (regularly changing) reporting UI via API would involve a fair bit of work (particularly given the variance between countries - see: reporting hate speech³ or viewing Twitter⁴ in France or Germany).

    So, let's keep this simple. What would be very helpful, as a start, would be:

    POST /users/report_deaththreat

    Thank you

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    1. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/twitter-api-announce/YBxAh5fydjw
    2. https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/accounts-and-users/mute-block-report-users/api-reference/post-users-report_spam
    3. https://twitter.com/doctorow/status/1060404817510760449
    4. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/twitter-germany-nazis/

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