For those who use Twitter and other social media sites, I can’t stress enough how important it is to read their terms of service. I have talked with dozens of Doms who have had their Twitter accounts suspended or permanently closed for violations. Often it’s because they used the words such as fag or faggot, which Twitter considers “hateful conduct.” The Twitter policy reads:
“You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories.
We prohibit targeting individuals with repeated slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanize, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category. This includes targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals.”
A more complete description of the policy can be found here: https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/hateful-conduct-policy
The prohibition of the word “fag” and “faggot” among other words can be tricky for some Doms, because often times subs LOVE to be called exactly those words. Also, there are many slaves into race play, and love being called names that would be considered absolutely racist or completely inappropriate in any other setting.
NintenDom (@NintenDom42 on Twitter) had this advice:
“Treat your tweets as you would if you were in a coffee shop- remember that both spaces are PUBLIC spaces. The conversations you have with others in public spaces can be “heard” by the general public- if you are the kind of person who would use such in language in public to interact with others, in a space that doesn’t consent to the kink you are engaging in, be prepared to deal with the consequences of your actions.”
For a Dom trying to navigate all of this without violating Twitter’s (and other sites’) policies, here are a few things to keep in mind.
- In your tweets (both in words and video clips of yourself speaking) do NOT ever use prohibited words! Someone can pull up a tweet from 5 years ago and report it. Twitter will act as if the tweet was done 5 minutes ago. So yes, it’s worth going back and deleting some of your prior tweets (as annoying as that might seem).
- When talking with subs via direct message, use substitute words like bitch, loser, slave, sub, beta, asshole, asswipe, fucker, etc. Once you get to know and trust a sub, you might find it’s OK to use the prohibited words that really get them hot and weak, but do so as your own risk. If a sub all of a sudden turns against you, all they have to do is forward your conversations and report you for violation of the hateful conduct policy.
- Some have tried to be creative and use “@” in the place of the letter “a” in the hopes their tweets won’t be flagged. So “fag” becomes “f@g”. I don’t know enough about Twitter’s system of reporting to know whether or not this is a work around, and I’m not sure if it’s worth losing one’s account trying to find out.
- Transfer your “direct message” conversations with subs from Twitter to another site like Skype, WhatsApp, Telegram, or even text messaging. You’ll have greater freedom to talk with your sub the way you both enjoy without having to worry about them forwarding the chat to Twitter. However, even here, be careful not to engage in any illegal activities such as extortion, threats to cause harm, etc. Another reason for using other services to talk with your subs – if your Twitter account is suspended, you’re still in direct contact with those that have proven themselves to you. The last thing you want is to have NO way of communicating with the slaves that pay you regularly!
- A less popular option is looking for other ways to push the buttons of subs. Yes, many love humiliation, but there are countless other ways to trigger their need to serve. Doms who have mastered the art of manipulation and mind control have no need to yell at subs or use derogatory terms. They can easily get into their subs’ heads by learning their triggers.
- Avoid other words that could cause Twitter to flag your account (e.g., all forms of the word “rape” like cashrape, fagrape, etc.)
If you’re reading this page AFTER your Twitter was suspended, I’m sorry you weren’t able to see this information beforehand. That said, I hope you’ll consider rebuilding. I’ve watched many Doms start over and build a nice healthy following. Good luck!