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Video Streaming, Music and Podcasts

Dangerous, Derogatory, Violent, Gore, Graphic & Illegal Content and Activities

Policy Date:

Apr 14, 2022

The following types of content are not allowed on YouTube. This isn't a complete list.

Intentional physical harm: Inflicting physical harm on unsuspecting prank victims through actions like punching attacks, drugging food or drinks with laxatives, or shock pranks.
Making someone feel in immediate danger: Tricking others into believing they're in real danger, even if no physical harm comes to them. This includes:
Threats with weapons
Bomb scares
Swatting or fake 911 calls
Fake home invasions or robberies
Fake kidnapping
Emotional distress to minors: Any prank that causes emotional distress to children or others who are vulnerable. This includes:
Fake death or suicide
Fake violence
Pretending that a parent or caregiver will abandon a child
Showing a parent or caregiver verbally abuse or shame a child
Note: We may age-restrict pranks involving adults that don't violate our policies. For example, a prank with a realistic looking injury may be allowed. But, it won't be available to all audiences.

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