YouTube doesn’t allow content that promotes violence or hatred against individuals or groups based on a number of attributes, including, but not limited to: age, race, gender, or religion. Click here to see the full list of protected groups and all of the guidelines on hate. Remember, context in the video is key for policy decisions!
FAQ: Will any stereotypes or slurs violate the policy on hate?
It depends on how you’re using them. Stereotypes and slurs used to incite hatred toward individuals or groups of people based on their affiliation with one of the protected groups listed here would violate YouTube’s Community Guidelines.
For example: A video focusing on a stereotype that immigrants are bad drivers is okay, but it wouldn’t be if it also claimed that immigrants are less intelligent than non-immigrants.
Did you know?
- The policy on hate can take the form of speech, text, or imagery.