1. Safety Center: Resources

Content Moderation at Yahoo

  • Posted by Yahoo Safety

Yahoo’s Terms of Service and Community Guidelines exist to foster an enjoyable and safe experience for the Yahoo community. Yahoo enforces these rules according to our policies, outlined below.

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.

For more information about content that may violate our policies, see our Community Guidelines and our product-specific community guidelines for Flickr, Answers, and Groups.

How do I report abusive content?
Visit Yahoo Help or the Yahoo Safety Center. You can also report content that you believe violates our policies through the Report Abuse icon within each product.

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.