Community Guidelines

OverviewYouTube has always had a set of Community Guidelines that outline what type of content isn’t allowed on YouTube. These policies apply to all types of content on our platform, including videos, comments, links, and thumbnails. Our Community Guidelines are a key part of our broader suite of policies and are regularly updated in consultation with outside experts and YouTube creators to keep pace with emerging challenges.We enforce these Community Guidelines using a combination of human reviewers and machine learning, and apply them to everyone equally—regardless of the subject or the creator’s background, political viewpoint, position, or affiliation.Our policies aim to make YouTube a safer community while still giving creators the freedom to share a broad range of experiences and perspectives.What areas do Community Guidelines cover?You'll find a full list of our Community Guidelines below:Spam & deceptive practicesFake engagement Impersonation External links Spam, deceptive practices & scams Playlists Additional policies Sensitive contentChild safety Thumbnails Nudity and sexual content Suicide and self-harm Vulgar language Violent or dangerous contentHarassment and cyberbullying Harmful or dangerous content Hate speech Violent criminal organizations Violent or graphic content Regulated goodsFirearms Sale of illegal or regulated goods or services MisinformationMisinformation Elections misinformation COVID-19 medical misinformation Vaccine misinformation In addition to Community Guidelines, creators who want to monetize content on YouTube must comply with Monetization Policies.