On rare occasions, we become aware of concerning statements on the Wikimedia projects, like a suicide threat or bomb threat. We take these statements seriously and assess each one individually. As appropriate, we contact the authorities to help resolve the issue.
The stories below are real. They are also meant to be illustrative of the kinds of situations that would warrant a possible voluntary disclosure of user information. Please note that these specific stories may not have occurred during the precise time frame that this transparency report covers. Some variables, such as the privacy of our users, may require our postponing the reporting of certain stories.
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A Deadly Threat
Revealing Presidential Threats
Dealing with Suicide
Authorities advise contacting emergency services when a loved one threatens suicide. When someone shared what appeared to be a credible intent to commit suicide, we notified their local police department. The person was able to get medical help, and later let us know they were okay. If you are considering suicide, please seek out a mental health professional immediately. You can also contact emergency services; visit an emergency room or psychiatric walk-in clinic; or call a suicide prevention hotline.