Content Moderation at Yahoo
- Posted by Yahoo Safety
How does Yahoo enforce its content moderation policies?
We cannot be present for every interaction and upload, and we rely on our community of users to report abusive and potentially harmful content to our attention. When content that may violate our policies is flagged for our attention, our trained experts review the content and take the appropriate action.
Yahoo may, in appropriate circumstances, remove or edit any content and/or terminate the accounts of users who have violated the Yahoo Terms of Service or Community Guidelines.
Reporting abuse won’t always result in the content being removed. The reported content may not violate our policies. We may make exceptions to these policies based on artistic, educational, or documentary considerations, or when there are other substantial benefits to the public from not taking action.
The consequences for violating our policies may vary depending on the severity of the violation(s). Wherever possible, we will notify you of the violation.
We offer the ability to customize your user experience by changing your privacy and personal settings, and in many cases, control what you are exposed to by blocking, muting, or filtering your experience with moderation settings.
How do I appeal content removal & account deactivation decisions?
If you post content that violates our policies, you may receive a notification from us via email. You can request that Yahoo re-review its decision one time, by following the link provided within the notice, or contacting us through our Help Pages.
Each appeal is reviewed by a member of Yahoo’s support team.
For information about Yahoo’s policies regarding violations of copyright or trademark infringement, please see our Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy.