Spam and Deceptive Practices

SPAM AND DECEPTIVE PRACTICES:FAKE Engagement:BroadcastDX doesn’t allow anything that artificially increases the number of views, likes, comments, or other metric either through the use of automatic systems or by serving up videos to unsuspecting viewers. Additionally, content that solely exists to incentivize viewers for engagement (views, likes, comments, etc) is prohibited.Content and channels that don't follow this policy may be terminated and removed from BroadcastDX.Important: If you hire someone to promote your channel, their decisions may impact your channel. Any method that violates our policies may result in content removal or a channel takedown, whether it's an action taken by you or someone you've hired.We consider engagement to be legitimate when a human user’s primary intent is to interact with content free of coercion or deception, or where the sole purpose of the engagement is financial gain. If you find content that violates this policy, please report it. Instructions for reporting violations of our Community Guidelines are available here. If you've found multiple videos or comments that you would like to report, you can report the channel.What this policy means for youIf you're posting contentDon’t post content on BroadcastDX if it fits any of the descriptions noted below.Links to or promotes third-party services that artificially inflate metrics like views, likes, and subscribersContent linking to or promoting third-party view count or subscriber gaming websites or servicesOffering to subscribe to another creator’s channel only if they subscribe to your channel (“sub4sub”)Note: You're allowed to encourage viewers to subscribe, hit the like button, share, or leave a commentContent featuring a creator purchasing their views from a third party with the intent of promoting the serviceThis policy applies to videos, video descriptions, comments, live streams, and any other BroadcastDX product or feature. Keep in mind that this isn't a complete list.How engagement is measuredExamplesHere are some examples of content that’s not allowed on BoroadcastDX.A video testimonial in which a creator shows themselves successfully purchasing artificial page traffic from a third partyA video in which a creator links to a third party artificial page traffic provider in a promotional or supportive context. For example: “I got 1 million subscribers on this video in a day and you can too!”A video that tries to force or trick viewers into watching another video through deceptive means (for example: a misleadingly labeled info card)Channels dedicated to artificial channel engagement traffic or promoting businesses that exist for this sole purposeRemember these are just some examples, and don't post content if you think it might violate this policy.What happens if content violates this policyIf your content violates this policy, we’ll remove the content and send you an email to let you know. If this is your first time violating our Community Guidelines, you’ll get a warning with no penalty to your channel. If it’s not, we’ll issue a strike against your channel. If you get 3 strikes, your channel will be terminated. You can learn more about our strikes system here.IMPERSONATION:Content intended to impersonate a person or channel is not allowed on BroadcastDX. BroadcastDX also enforces trademark holder rights. When a channel, or content in the channel, causes confusion about the source of goods and services advertised, it may not be allowed.If you see content that violates this policy, please report it.If you feel that yours or another creator's channel is being impersonated, you can report the channel by following the instructions here.What these policies mean for youIf you're posting contentDon’t post content on BroadcastDX if it fits any of the descriptions noted below. Channel impersonation: A channel that copies another channel's profile, background, or overall look and feel in such a way that makes it look like someone else's channel. The channel does not have to be 100% identical, as long as the intent is clear to copy the other channel.Personal impersonation: Content intended to look like someone else is posting it.ExamplesHere are some examples of content that’s not allowed on BroadcastDX.Channels with the same name and image as another channel, with the only difference being a space inserted into the name or a zero replacing the letter O.Using someone else's real name, user name, image, brand, logo, or other personal information to trick people into believing you are that person. Exactly matching a channel description to another channel.Setting up a channel using the name and image of a person, and then pretending that person is posting content to the channel.Setting up a channel using the name and image of a person, and then posting comments on other channels as if they were posted by the person.Channels claiming to be a “fan account,” but actually posing as another’s channel and reuploading their content.Channels impersonating an existing news channel.Please remember these are just some examples, and don't post content if you think it might violate this policy.What happens if content violates this policyIf your content violates this policy, we’ll remove the content and send you an email to let you know. If this is your first time violating our Community Guidelines, you’ll get a warning with no penalty to your channel. If it’s not, we’ll issue a strike against your channel. If you get 3 strikes, your channel will be terminated. You can learn more about our strikes system here. LINKS IN CONTENT:Links that send users to websites featuring content that violates our Community Guidelines are not allowed on BroadcstDX.If you find content that violates this policy, please report it. Instructions for reporting violations of our Community Guidelines are available here. If you've found multiple videos or comments that you would like to report, you can report the channel.What this policy means for youIf you're posting contentDon’t post links in your content on BroadcastDX if they fit any of the descriptions noted below.Links to pornographyLinks to websites or apps that install malwareLinks to websites or apps phishing for a user’s login credentials, financial information, etc.Links to websites, apps, or other information technology that give unauthorized free access to audio content, audiovisual content, full video games, software, or streaming services that normally require paymentLinks to websites that seek to raise funds or recruit for terrorist organizationsLinks to sites containing Child Sexual Abuse Imagery (CSAI)Links to sites selling items noted in our regulated goods guidelinesThis policy applies to videos, video descriptions, comments, live streams, and any other BroadcastDX product or feature. Please note this is not a complete list.Note: Affiliate content doesn't violate BroadcastDX’s Terms of Use. However, massively posting affiliate content in dedicated accounts may violate our policies around spam. You can learn more about what's allowed in our Spam, deceptive practices & scams policies.ExamplesHere are some examples of content that’s not allowed on BroadcastDX.A video featuring sexually themed content whose description says “click here to see what BroadcastDX won’t allow!” and contains a link to a pornographic site.A gameplay video whose description contains a link to a website promising free in-game currency or online store credit but really links to a site that infects the user’s computer with malware.Posting a link to a phishing site that steals users’ banking logins and passwords.Instructing viewers to copy and paste an unclickable link in the video that takes them to a pornographic or spammy site.Any link leading users to a website, file hosting service, etc. that allows them to access or download child sexual abuse imagery.Please remember these are just some examples, and don't post content if you think it might violate this policy.What happens if content violates this policyIf your content violates this policy, we’ll remove the content and send you an email to let you know. If this is your first time violating our Community Guidelines, you’ll get a warning with no penalty to your channel. If it’s not, we’ll issue a strike against your channel. If you get 3 strikes, your channel will be terminated. You can learn more about our strikes system here.SPAM, DECEPTIVE PRACTICES, AND SCAMS:BroadcastDX doesn’t allow spam, scams, or other deceptive practices that take advantage of the BroadcastDX community. We also don’t allow content where the main purpose is to trick others into leaving BroadcastDX for another site.If you find content that violates this policy, please report it. Instructions for reporting violations of our Community Guidelines are available here. If you've found multiple videos or comments that you would like to report, you can report the channel.What these policies mean for youIf you're posting contentDon’t post content on BroadcastDX if it fits any of the descriptions noted below.Video Spam: Content that is excessively posted, repetitive, or untargeted and does one or more of the following:Promises viewers they'll see something but instead directs them off site.Gets clicks, views, or traffic off BroadcastDX by promising viewers that they’ll make money fast.Sends audiences to sites that spread malware, try to gather personal information, or other sites that have a negative impact.Misleading Metadata or Thumbnails: Using the title, thumbnails, description, or tags to trick users into believing the content is something it is not.Manipulated Media: Content that has been technically manipulated or doctored in a way that misleads users (beyond clips taken out of context) and may pose a serious risk of egregious harm.Scams: Content offering cash gifts, “get rich quick” schemes, or pyramid schemes (sending money without a tangible product in a pyramid structure).Voter Suppression: Content aiming to mislead voters about the time, place, means, or eligibility requirements for voting, or false claims that could materially discourage voting.Suppression of Census Participation: Content aiming to mislead participants about the time, means or eligibility requirements for participating in a census. Candidate Eligibility: Content that advances false claims related to the technical eligibility requirements for current political candidates and sitting elected government officials to serve in office. Eligibility requirements considered are based on applicable national law, and include age, citizenship, or vital status.Incitement to interfere with democratic processes: content encouraging others to interfere with democratic processes, such as obstructing or interrupting voting procedures.Distribution of hacked materials: content that contains hacked information, the disclosure of which may interfere with democratic processes, such as elections and censuses.Incentivization Spam: Content that sells engagement metrics such as views, likes, comments, or any other metric on BroadcastDX. This also includes content where the only purpose is to boost subscribers, views, or other metrics (e.g. offering to subscribe to another creator’s channel solely in exchange for them subscribing to your channel, also known as "Sub4Sub" content).Comments Spam: Comments where the sole purpose is to gather personal information from viewers, misleadingly drive viewers off BroadcastDX, or perform any of the prohibited behaviors noted above.Repetitive comments: Leaving large amounts of identical, untargeted or repetitive comments.Live Stream Abuse: Live streams intended to stream content that belongs to somebody else and are not corrected following repeated warnings of possible abuse. Live streams should be actively monitored by the channel owner, and any potential issues should be corrected in a timely manner.This policy applies to videos, video descriptions, comments, live streams, and any other BroadcastDX product or feature. Keep in mind that this isn't a complete list.Note: You're allowed to encourage viewers to subscribe, hit the like button, share, or leave a comment.ExamplesHere are some examples of content that’s not allowed on BroadcastDX.Telling viewers they can vote through fake methods like texting their vote to a particular number Giving made up voter eligibility requirements like saying that a particular election is only open to voters over 50 years oldDeliberately telling viewers an incorrect election dateMore examplesVideo SpamThe following types of content are not allowed on BroadcastDX. This isn't a complete list.Content that promises viewers they'll watch something but instead directs them off site to view. Posting the same content repeatedly across one or more channels.Massively uploading content that you scraped from other creators.Trying to get viewers to install malware, or directing them to sites that might compromise their privacy.Autogenerated content that computers post quickly without regard for quality or viewer experience.Promising money, products, software, or gaming perks for free if viewers install software, download an app, or perform other tasks.Massively posting affiliate content in dedicated accounts.Misleading metadata or thumbnails The following types of content are not allowed on BroadcastDX. This isn't a complete list.Placing excessive tags in the video description (“tag stuffing”) rather than placing them as tags upon upload.A thumbnail with a picture of a popular celebrity that has nothing to do with the content. Using the title, thumbnails, description, or tags to trick users into believing the content is something it is not, especially when there is a serious risk of egregious real world harm.Manipulated MediaThe following types of content are not allowed on BroadcastDX. This isn't a complete list.Inaccurately translated video subtitles that inflame geopolitical tensions creating serious risk of egregious harm.Videos that have been technically manipulated (beyond clips taken out of context) to make it appear that a government official is dead. Video content that has been technically manipulated (beyond clips taken out of context) to fabricate events where there is a serious risk of egregious harm. Misattributing a 10 year old video that depicts stuffing of a ballot box to a recent election. Voter Suppression and Suppression of Census ParticipationThe following types of content are not allowed on BroadcastDX. This isn't a complete list.Telling viewers they can vote through inaccurate methods like texting their vote to a particular number.Giving made up voter eligibility requirements like saying that a particular election is only open to voters over 50 years old.Telling viewers an incorrect voting date.Giving incorrect instructions on how to participate in the census.Claiming that a voter’s political party affiliation is visible on a vote-by-mail envelope.False claims that non-citizen voting has determined the outcome of past elections. Candidate EligibilityThe following types of content are not allowed on BroadcastDX. This isn't a complete list.Claims that a candidate or sitting government official is not eligible to hold office based on false information about the age required to hold office in that country. Claims that a candidate or sitting government official is not eligible to hold office based on false information about citizenship status requirements to hold office in that country. Claims that a candidate or sitting government official is ineligible for office based on false claims that they’re deceased, not old enough or otherwise do not meet eligibility requirements.Incitement to interfere in democratic processesThe following types of content are not allowed on BroadcastDX. This is not a complete list.Telling viewers to create long voting lines with the purpose of making it harder for others to voteTelling viewers to hack government websites to delay the release of elections results Distribution of hacked materialsThe following types of content are not allowed on BroadcastDX. This isn't a complete list.Videos that contain hacked information about a political candidate shared with the intent to interfere in an election ScamsThe following types of content are not allowed on BroadcastDX. This isn't a complete list.Making exaggerated promises, such as claims that viewers can get rich fast or that a miracle treatment can cure chronic illnesses such as cancer.Promoting cash gifting or other pyramid schemes. Accounts dedicated to cash gifting schemes. Videos that promise "You'll make $50,000 tomorrow with this plan!" Incentivization SpamThe following types of content are not allowed on BroadcastDX. This isn't a complete list.Videos where the purpose is to encourage viewers to subscribe. "Subs 4 Subs" videos.Videos that offer "likes" for sale. A video that offers to give the channel to the 100,000th subscriber without any other content. Comments Spam The following types of content are not allowed on BroadcastDX. This isn't a complete list.Comments about surveys or giveaways that promote pyramid schemes."Pay Per Click" referral links in comments.Comments that falsely claim to offer full video content. This could be content like movies, TV shows, or concerts.Posting links to malware or phishing site in comments: "omg just got tons of B∪cks from here! - [xyz phishing site].com"Comments with links to counterfeit stores. "Hey guys check out my channel/video here!!” when the channel/video has nothing to do with the video it was posted in. Posting the same comment repeatedly with a link to your channel. Live Stream AbuseThe following types of content are not allowed on BroadcastDX. This isn't a complete list.Using your phone to stream a television showUsing 3rd party software to livestream songs from an albumRemember these are just some examples, and don't post content if you think it might violate this policy. What happens if content violates this policyIf your content violates this policy, we’ll remove the content and send you an email to let you know. If this is your first time violating our Community Guidelines, you’ll get a warning with no penalty to your channel. If it’s not, we’ll issue a strike against your channel. If you get 3 strikes, your channel will be terminated. You can learn more about our strikes system here.