Limitations

All articles are reviewed by our moderators before publication. If your content falls into one of the following categories, your article may be declined. Content is considered to be all materials published in the article, including the content of other resources to which there are links in your article.

Sexual content

Is content that:

  • contains nudity.
  • is sexually gratifying, sexually suggestive and/or intended to cause sexual arousal.
    Examples: Close-ups of breasts, buttocks, or crotches, sheer or see-through clothing, sexual body parts that are blurred, or censored images of men or women posing and/or undressing in a seductive manner
  • discusses sexual fetishes.
    Examples: Voyeurism, role-playing, bondage, dominance and submission, sadomasochism
  • is about sexual entertainment.
    Examples: Pornographic movie festivals, adult webcam services, strip clubs
  • promotes sexual merchandise.
    Examples: Sex toys, personal lubricants, genital enhancement tools
  • facilitates affairs and/or sexual encounters.
    Examples: Affair, swinger, hook up or fling dating
  • provides advice regarding sexual performance.
    Examples: Sex tips
  • promotes sexual enhancement medications or supplements.
    Examples: Erectile dysfunction pills, libido boosting supplements

Shocking content

Is content that:

  • contains gruesome, graphic, or disgusting accounts or imagery.
    Examples: Blood, guts, gore, sexual fluids, human or animal waste, crime scene or accident photos
  • depicts acts of violence.
    Examples: Accounts or images of shootings, explosions, or bombings; execution videos
  • contains a significant amount of or prominently features obscene or profane language.
    Examples: Swear or curse words, variations and misspellings of profane language

Explosives

Is content that:

  • promotes the sale of products that are designed to explode and could cause damage to nearby people or property.
    Examples: Nail bombs, chemical bombs, grenades, firecrackers, or any fireworks that explode
  • contains instructions about the assembly, enhancement or acquisition of explosive items.
    Examples: Bomb-making guides; software or equipment intended for the 3D printing of parts of grenades, bombs, or other explosive devices

Guns, gun parts and related products

Is content that:

  • promotes the sale of firearms or sporting or recreational guns that can cause serious harm if misused, or that appear to be real guns.
    Examples: Handguns, rifles, shotguns, hunting guns, functioning antique guns, airsoft guns, paintball guns, BB guns, 3D-printed guns
  • promotes the sale of any firearm-related part, component or equipment whether finished or unfinished, that's essential to or enhances the functionality of a firearm.
    Examples: Ammunition, ammunition clips, silencers, tripods and bipods for guns, stocks, conversion kits, gun-grips, scopes and sights, bump stocks
  • contains instructions on the assembly or enhancement of the functionality of firearms.

Other weapons

Is content that:

  • promotes the sale of other weapons that are designed or promoted as products that can be used to injure an opponent in sport, self-defense, or combat.
    Examples: Throwing stars, tasers, brass knuckles, pepper spray
  • promotes the sale of knives designed to provide a confrontational advantage (including a disguised appearance or assisted-opening mechanism).
    Examples: Switchblades, fighting knives, sword-canes, balisongs, military knives, push daggers, throwing axes
  • contains instructions about the assembly, enhancement, or acquisition of any product covered under this "Other Weapons" section.

Tobacco

Is content that:

  • promotes the sale of tobacco and tobacco-related products.
    Examples: Cigarettes, cigars, tobacco pipes, rolling papers, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes

Recreational drugs

Is content that:

  • promotes substances that alter mental state for the purpose of recreation or otherwise induce "highs".
    Examples: Cocaine, crystal meth, heroin, marijuana, cocaine substitutes, mephedrone, "legal highs"
  • promotes products or services marketed as facilitating recreational drug use.
    Examples: Pipes, bongs, cannabis coffee shops
  • provides instructions on producing, purchasing, or using recreational drugs.
    Examples: Forums to exchange tips or recommendations on drug use

Alcohol sale or misuse

Is content that:

  • facilitates the online sale of alcoholic beverages.
  • promotes irresponsible alcohol consumption.
    Examples: Favorable portrayal of excessive, binge, or competition drinking

Online gambling

Is content that:

  • enables users to participate in online, real-money gambling or any internet-based game where money or other items of value are paid or wagered in exchange for the opportunity to win real money or prizes based on the outcome of the game.
    Examples: Online casinos or bookmakers, online lottery ticket or scratch card purchase, online sports betting, aggregator or affiliate sites that promote online gambling pages

Illegal content

Is content that:

  • is illegal, promotes illegal activity, or infringes on the legal rights of others.

Intellectual property abuse

Is content that:

  • infringes copyright.
  • Рsells or promotes the sale of counterfeit products. Counterfeit goods contain a trademark or logo that is identical to or substantially indistinguishable from the trademark of another. They mimic the brand features of the product in an attempt to pass themselves off as a genuine product of the brand owner.

Dangerous or derogatory content

Is content that:

  • incites hatred against, promotes discrimination of, or disparages an individual or group on the basis of their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or other characteristic that is associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization.
    Examples: Promoting hate groups or hate group paraphernalia, encouraging others to believe that a person or group is inhuman, inferior, or worthy of being hated
  • Нharasses, intimidates, or bullies an individual or group of individuals.
    Examples: Singling out someone for abuse or harassment, suggesting a tragic event did not happen or that victims or their families are actors or complicit in a cover-up of the event
  • threatens or advocates for physical or mental harm to oneself or others.
    Examples: Content advocating suicide, anorexia, or other self-harm; promoting or advocating for harmful health or medical claims or practices; threatening someone with real-life harm or calling for the attack of another person; promoting, glorifying, or condoning violence against others; content made by or in support of terrorist groups or transnational drug trafficking organizations, or content that promotes terrorist acts, including recruitment, or that celebrates attacks by transnational drug trafficking or terrorist organizations
  • relates to a current, major health crisis and contradicts authoritative, scientific consensus.
  • exploits others through extortion.
    Examples: Predatory removals, revenge porn, blackmail

Enabling dishonest behavior

Is content that:

  • promotes any form of hacking or cracking and/or provides users with instructions, equipment, or software that tampers with or provides unauthorized access to devices, software, servers, or websites.
    Examples: Pages or products that enable illegal access of cell phones and other communications or content delivery systems or devices; products or services that bypass copyright protection, including circumvention of digital rights management technologies; products that illegally descramble cable or satellite signals in order to get free services; pages that assist or enable users to download streaming videos if prohibited by the content provider
  • enables a user, or promotes products and services that enable a user, to track or monitor another person or their activities without their authorization.
    Examples: Spyware and technology used for intimate partner surveillance including but not limited to spyware/malware that enables a user to monitor another person’s texts, phone calls, or browsing history; GPS trackers specifically marketed to spy or track someone without their consent; promotion of surveillance equipment (e.g. cameras, audio recorders, dash cams, nanny cams) marketed with the express purpose of spying
    This does not include (a) private investigation services or (b) products or services designed for parents to track or monitor their underage children.

Misrepresentative content

Is content that:

  • misrepresents, misstates, or conceals information about you, your content or the primary purpose of your web destination.
  • entices users to engage with content under false or unclear pretenses.
  • engages in "phishing" for users’ information.
  • promotes content, products, or services using false, dishonest, or deceptive claims.
    Example: "Get Rich Quick" schemes
  • makes claims that are demonstrably false and could significantly undermine participation or trust in an electoral or democratic process.
    Examples: information about public voting procedures, political candidate eligibility based on age or birthplace, election results, or census participation that contradicts official government records
  • falsely implies having an affiliation with, or endorsement by, another individual, organization, product, or service.
    Examples: Impersonating Google products, misusing company logos
  • deceives users through manipulated media related to politics, social issues, or matters of public concern.
  • is about politics, social issues, or matters of public concern directed at users in a country other than your own, if you misrepresent or conceal your country of origin or other material details about yourself.

Malicious or unwanted software

Is content that:

  • contains malicious software or "malware" that may harm or gain unauthorized access to a computer, device, or network.
    Examples: Computer viruses, ransomware, worms, trojan horses, rootkits, keyloggers, dialers, spyware, rogue security software, and other malicious programs or apps

Sexually explicit content

Is content that:

  • includes graphic sexual text, image, audio, video, or games.
    Examples: Sex acts such as genital, anal, and/or oral sex; masturbation; cartoon porn or hentai; graphic nudity
  • contains non-consensual sexual themes, whether simulated or real.
    Examples: Rape, incest, bestiality, necrophilia, snuff, lolita or teen-themed pornography, underage dating
  • may be interpreted as promoting a sexual act in exchange for compensation.
    Examples: Prostitution, companionship and escort services, intimate massage, cuddling sites

Mail order brides

Is content that:

  • facilitates marriage to a foreigner.
    Examples: Mail order brides, international marriage brokers, romance tours

Adult themes in family content

Is content that:

  • is made to appear appropriate for a family audience, but contains adult themes including sex, violence, or other depictions of children or popular children’s characters that are unsuitable for a general audience.

Child sexual abuse and exploitation

Is content that:

  • Sexually exploits or abuses children or content that promotes the sexual exploitation or abuse of children. This includes all child sexual abuse materials.
  • Endangers children. Including but not limited to:
    ‘Child grooming’ (for example, befriending a child online to facilitate, either online or offline, sexual contact and/or exchanging sexual imagery with that child);
    ‘Sextortion’ (for example, threatening or blackmailing a child by using real or alleged access to a child’s intimate images);
    Sexualization of a minor (for example, content that depicts, encourages or promotes the sexual abuse or exploitation of children); and
    Trafficking of a child (for example, advertising or solicitation of a child for commercial sexual exploitation).