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YouTube's Community Guidelines
When you use YouTube, you join a community of people from all over the world. The guidelines below help keep YouTube fun and enjoyable for everyone.

If you see content that you think violates these guidelines, use the flagging feature to submit it for review by our YouTube staff.

Spam & deceptive practices
The YouTube Community is one that's built on trust. Content that intends to scam, mislead, spam, or defraud other users isn't allowed on YouTube.

Spam, deceptive practices, & scams policies
Impersonation policy
External links policy
Fake engagement policy
Additional policies

Sensitive content
We hope to protect viewers, creators, and especially minors. That's why we've got rules around keeping children safe, sex & nudity, and self harm. Learn what's allowed on YouTube and what to do if you see content that doesn't follow these policies.

Nudity & sexual content policies
Thumbnails policy
Child safety policy
Suicide & self-harm policy

Violent or dangerous content
Hate speech, predatory behavior, graphic violence, malicious attacks, and content that promotes harmful or dangerous behavior isn't allowed on YouTube.

Harmful or dangerous content policies
Violent or graphic content policies
Violent criminal organizations policy
Hate speech policy
Harassment & cyberbullying policies

Regulated goods
Certain goods can't be sold on YouTube. Find out what's allowed—and what isn't.

Sale of illegal or regulated goods or services policies
Firearms policy

Certain types of misleading or deceptive content with serious risk of egregious harm are not allowed on YouTube. This includes certain types of misinformation that can cause real-world harm, like promoting harmful remedies or treatments, certain types of technically manipulated content, or content interfering with democratic processes.

Misinformation policies
Elections misinformation policies
COVID-19 medical misinformation policies
Vaccine misinformation policy
Get creator tips for YouTube policies and guidelines.
Please take these rules seriously. If a YouTube creator’s on- and/or off-platform behavior harms our users, community, employees or ecosystem, we may respond based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, the egregiousness of their actions and whether a pattern of harmful behavior exists. Our response will range from suspending a creator’s privileges to account termination.

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