If Trust & Safety confirms a violation, the team takes immediate steps to mitigate the harm. The following are actions that we might take on either users and/or servers:

  • Removing the content
  • Warning users to educate them about their violation
  • Temporarily banning for a fixed amount of time as a “cool-down” period
  • Permanently banning users from Discord and making it difficult for them to create another account
  • Removing a server from Discord
  • Disabling a server’s ability to invite new users

Discord also works with law enforcement agencies in cases of immediate danger and/or self-harm. In particular, we swiftly report child abuse material content and the users responsible to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.