Autocomplete policies

When you search on Google, you can find the information you’re looking for faster using autocomplete search predictions. Our systems generate these predictions based on a variety of factors, including how often others have searched for a term. However, our automated systems may not show predictions for a number of reasons. For example, if the queries are unlikely to return much reliable content; if our systems detect that the predictions contain potentially policy-violating content, or if the predictions have been reported and found to violate Autocomplete policies.

While we do our best to prevent inappropriate predictions, we don’t always get it right. If you think a prediction violates one of the policies below, learn how to report a prediction.

The policies below play an important role in maintaining a helpful experience for everyone using Autocomplete. We may make exceptions to these policies when the prediction has context related to artistic, educational, historical, documentary, or scientific content, or content that helps to further understanding and participation in current events and issues related to our society, politics, culture, and economy.

Request content removal

Upon request, we sometimes remove content under applicable laws or in response to a court order. Submit legal requests here.

Violent or gory predictions

We don’t allow predictions associated with violent or gory content that's primarily intended to be shocking, sensational, or gratuitous. We also don’t allow predictions that advocate, glorify or trivialize violence and atrocities, or disparage victims thereof.

Sexually explicit, vulgar, or profane predictions

We don’t allow predictions that contain sexually explicit, obscene or vulgar language. Medical or scientific terms related to human anatomy or sex education are allowed.

Hateful predictions against groups

We don’t allow predictions associated with the promotion, condoning or incitement of hatred against groups - including but not limited to those grouped on the basis of race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or any other characteristic that is associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization.

Sensitive and disparaging terms associated with named individuals

We don’t allow predictions that associate potentially disparaging or sensitive terms with named individuals - including predictions that may be related to harassment, bullying, threats, inappropriate sexualization, or predictions that expose private or sensitive information in a way that may cause harassment, identity theft or financial fraud.

Dangerous predictions

We don’t allow predictions associated with the promotion of goods, services, or information that facilitate or cause serious and acute harm to people or animals.

Elections related predictions

We don't allow predictions that could be interpreted as a position for or against any candidate or political party, nor which could be interpreted as claims about the participation in or integrity of the electoral process.

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