YouTube Community Guidelines & Policies – How YouTube Works

Rules and policies Community Guidelines Community Guidelines Developing policies Detecting violations Flagging content Enforcing policies Overview Our Community Guidelines are designed to ensure our community stays protected. They set out what’s allowed and not allowed on YouTube, and apply to all types of content on our platform, including videos, comments, links, and thumbnails. You’ll find a full list of our Community Guidelines below: Spam & deceptive practices Fake Engagement Impersonation Links in content Spam, deceptive practices & scams Sensitive content Child safety Custom thumbnails Nudity and sexual content Suicide and self injury Violent or dangerous content Harassment and cyberbullying Harmful or dangerous content Hate speech Violent criminal organizations Violent or graphic content COVID-19 misinfo policy Regulated goods Content featuring firearms Sale of Illegal or Regulated goods More Additional policies How do we develop new policies and update existing ones? Each of our policies is carefully thought through so they are…


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