Policy on threats

The YouTube community is important to us and we want to see it flourish. To ensure that this is possible, content that makes threats of serious physical harm against a specific individual or defined group of individuals will be removed.

People who threaten others may receive a strike on their account and their account may be terminated.

How to report a threat

  • Flag the video: You can report serious threats of violence by flagging the video.
  • File an abuse report: If you have found multiple videos, comments, or a user’s entire account that you wish to report, use our reporting tool, where you will be able to submit a more detailed complaint.
If you feel you've had a serious violent threat made against you, contact your local law enforcement.
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