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Ever wonder
how YouTube works?

Every day, millions of people come to YouTube to be informed, inspired, or just have fun. Over time, questions have come up about how YouTube works, so we’ve created this site to provide some answers - and explain what we’re doing to foster a responsible platform the users, creators, and artists who make up our community can rely on.

Our commitments
Discover what we’re doing for our community

Making YouTube safer

At the heart of our approach are the four Rs - we Remove content that violates our policies, Reduce the spread of harmful misinformation and borderline material, Raise up authoritative sources for news and information, and Reward trusted Creators.