POST users/report_spam

Report the specified user as a spam account to Twitter. Additionally, optionally performs the equivalent of POST blocks / create on behalf of the authenticated user.

Resource URL

https://api.twitter.com/1.1/users/report_spam.json

Resource Information

Response formats JSON
Requires authentication? Yes (user context only)
Rate limited? Yes

Parameters

Name Required Description Default Value Example
screen_name optional The screen_name of the user to report as a spammer. Helpful for disambiguating when a valid screen name is also a user ID.   noradio
user_id optional The ID of the user to report as a spammer. Helpful for disambiguating when a valid user ID is also a valid screen name.   12345
perform_block optional Whether the account should be blocked by the authenticated user, as well as being reported for spam. true false

Example Request

POST https://api.twitter.com/1.1/users/report_spam.json?screen_name=themattharris&perform_block=false

Example Response

{
  "name": "Matt Harris",
  "profile_sidebar_border_color": "C0DEED",
  "profile_sidebar_fill_color": "DDEEF6",
  "profile_background_tile": false,
  "profile_image_url": "http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/554181350/matt_normal.jpg",
  "created_at": "Sat Feb 17 20:49:54 +0000 2007",
  "location": "SFO/LHR/YVR/JAX/IAD",
  "is_translator": false,
  "follow_request_sent": false,
  "id_str": "777925",
  "profile_link_color": "0084B4",
  "entities": {
    "url": {
      "urls": [
        {
          "expanded_url": null,
          "url": "http://www.themattharris.com",
          "indices": [
            0,
            28
          ],
          "display_url": null
        }
      ]
    },
    "description": {
      "urls": [

      ]
    }
  },
  "default_profile": true,
  "contributors_enabled": true,
  "url": "http://www.themattharris.com",
  "favourites_count": 213,
  "utc_offset": -28800,
  "id": 777925,
  "profile_image_url_https": "https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/554181350/matt_normal.jpg",
  "profile_use_background_image": true,
  "listed_count": 303,
  "profile_text_color": "333333",
  "protected": false,
  "lang": "en",
  "followers_count": 7984,
  "time_zone": "Pacific Time (US & Canada)",
  "profile_background_image_url_https": "https://si0.twimg.com/images/themes/theme1/bg.png",
  "verified": false,
  "profile_background_color": "C0DEED",
  "notifications": false,
  "description": "Part of @twitter's Platform Services. Married to @cindyli. Kryptonite hurts me.",
  "geo_enabled": true,
  "statuses_count": 4492,
  "default_profile_image": false,
  "status": {
    "coordinates": null,
    "favorited": false,
    "created_at": "Tue Aug 28 00:11:59 +0000 2012",
    "truncated": false,
    "id_str": "240240276298420224",
    "entities": {
      "urls": [
        {
          "expanded_url": "https://twitter.com/rsarver/status/240224006807117828",
          "url": "https://t.co/DdTXEtcd",
          "indices": [
            71,
            92
          ],
          "display_url": "twitter.com/rsarver/status\u2026"
        },
        {
          "expanded_url": "https://twitter.com/rsarver/status/240223841786404864",
          "url": "https://t.co/Pq8Sj0sl",
          "indices": [
            97,
            118
          ],
          "display_url": "twitter.com/rsarver/status\u2026"
        }
      ],
      "hashtags": [

      ],
      "user_mentions": [
        {
          "name": "Heilemann",
          "id_str": "11656",
          "id": 11656,
          "indices": [
            1,
            11
          ],
          "screen_name": "Heilemann"
        },
        {
          "name": "Luke Dorny",
          "id_str": "12587",
          "id": 12587,
          "indices": [
            13,
            24
          ],
          "screen_name": "luxuryluke"
        },
        {
          "name": "Ryan Sarver",
          "id_str": "795649",
          "id": 795649,
          "indices": [
            27,
            35
          ],
          "screen_name": "rsarver"
        },
        {
          "name": "Jeremy Keith",
          "id_str": "11250",
          "id": 11250,
          "indices": [
            61,
            69
          ],
          "screen_name": "adactio"
        }
      ]
    },
    "in_reply_to_user_id_str": "11656",
    "text": ".@Heilemann, @luxuryluke - @rsarver has been clarifying with @adactio: https://t.co/DdTXEtcd and https://t.co/Pq8Sj0sl",
    "contributors": null,
    "retweet_count": 0,
    "id": 240240276298420224,
    "in_reply_to_status_id_str": "240226590703898624",
    "geo": null,
    "retweeted": false,
    "in_reply_to_user_id": 11656,
    "possibly_sensitive": false,
    "place": null,
    "possibly_sensitive_editable": true,
    "source": "Twitter for  iPhone",
    "in_reply_to_screen_name": "Heilemann",
    "in_reply_to_status_id": 240226590703898624
  },
  "friends_count": 430,
  "profile_background_image_url": "http://a0.twimg.com/images/themes/theme1/bg.png",
  "show_all_inline_media": false,
  "screen_name": "themattharris",
  "following": true
}