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Transparency Centre

Learn about policies across Google

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Our mission to make information universally accessible and useful starts with making our products safe. Explore our Transparency Centre to understand the policies that keep users safe from harm and abuse and get information about how we develop and enforce those policies.

Taking action to ensure safety across the web

5.2B
Bad ads blocked

In 2022, we blocked billions of bad ads across Google products to protect users from scams.1

11M
YouTube videos removed

More than 11m videos were removed in the second half of 2022 for violating our Community Guidelines.2

437K
URLs de-indexed

In the second half of 2022 alone, we removed over 437,000 URLs reported for CSAM from Google Search results.3

Policy across Google

Maintaining a healthy digital ecosystem

Billions of people turn to Google every day for high-quality, reliable information and trusted experiences online. We take our responsibility to uphold the integrity of our products and services and build user trust seriously. Our terms of service, product policies, developer policies, and Community Guidelines exist to keep users safe as we strive to deliver on our mission.

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Three people work together on a laptop, surrounded by Google product logos to show the Google ecosystem.
Maintaining a healthy digital ecosystem

Billions of people turn to Google every day for high-quality, reliable information and trusted experiences online. We take our responsibility to uphold the integrity of our products and services and build user trust seriously. Our terms of service, product policies, developer policies, and Community Guidelines exist to keep users safe as we strive to deliver on our mission.

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Dedicating teams to trust and safety

We invest in research and technology to obtain insights into how our products and services could be misused and mitigate potential risks. Our teams work tirelessly to create and implement data-driven, scalable policies and standards that protect our users by ensuring the responsible use of our products and services.

A collage of images shows two men working in an office, a close up of people collaborating on a laptop, and an icon to represent teams.
Dedicating teams to trust and safety

We invest in research and technology to obtain insights into how our products and services could be misused and mitigate potential risks. Our teams work tirelessly to create and implement data-driven, scalable policies and standards that protect our users by ensuring the responsible use of our products and services.

Preventing harm and abuse across our products

A commitment to transparency

Discover more about how we regularly release information about government requests to remove content, as well as the actions that we take to protect our users and platforms from content that violates our policies or local laws. Also learn how content recommendations work across Google products and services.

A commitment to transparency

Discover more about how we regularly release information about government requests to remove content, as well as the actions that we take to protect our users and platforms from content that violates our policies or local laws. Also learn how content recommendations work across Google products and services.

Tools for content feedback, reporting and appeals

Find helpful tools to provide feedback about content, reporting and appeal certain enforcement actions. Also find out more about our partner programmes dedicated to fighting harm across the web.

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Collage of images shows a woman’s hands on a laptop, a violation notification icon and an appeal button.
Tools for content feedback, reporting and appeals

Find helpful tools to provide feedback about content, reporting and appeal certain enforcement actions. Also find out more about our partner programmes dedicated to fighting harm across the web.

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