Operation Policy

Objectionable or Sensitive Information

Information on excessive body exposure and sexual activity

Kakao does not allow its users to distribute information on excessive body exposure and sexual activities that are contrary to the sexual morality of the general public and cause sexual excitement and intense humiliation by stimulating sexual desire.

Obscene information

Kakao may consider the distributed information obscene if it depicts or expresses sexualized body areas (even in the manga, illustration, animation, pornography, figure, real doll, and any other expressive content), such as male/female genitals, groin, pubic hair, and anus, and/or explicitly describes or elaborates sexual activities with such areas exposed.

  • Any content expressing or describing exposure of male and female genitals, groin, pubic hair, and anus
  • Any content showing male and female genitals, groin, pubic hair, and anus through transparent clothing (or mosaic)
  • Any content explicitly describing sexual violence such as rape, gang rape, sexual abuse, etc.
  • Any content expressing or describing inter-sexual or homosexual activities with male and female genitals exposed
  • Any content explicitly expressing or describing pseudo-sexual intercourse that utilizes tools or parts of the body (ex. mouth and anus, etc.) with male and female genitals exposed
  • Any content vividly expressing or describing abnormal intercourse such as bestiality, necrophilia, promiscuity, etc. with male and female genitals exposed
  • Any content expressing or describing masturbation activity performed to parts of the body other than genitals with the help of sexual instruments or similar devices and with male and female genitals exposed
  • Any content directly and vividly describing sexual games with children and juveniles
  • Any content explicitly describing sexual crimes against children and juveniles

Kakao may immediately and permanently restrict the relevant user from using the entire KakaoTalk services if it identifies obscene information (including articles with obscene content or links) from the Report function in all its service areas, including KakaoTalk message. If Kakao identifies the relevant information in a service area that any KakaoTalk user can view or engage in, Kakao may also take a series of applicable measures to prevent the spread of the reported information, such as restricting search results on Open Chat Home, access or use of open chat rooms or open profiles, or visibility of posts.

Sexual information

Except for obscene information, content describing excessive physical exposure and sexual activity shall be considered sexual information.

  • Any content expressing or describing the naked body without exposing male and female genitals, groin, pubic hair, and anus
  • Any content vividly describing sexual activity using suggestive and disgusting expressions and slang or vulgar language about male/female genitals
  • Any content expressing or describing male and female hip or female breast (or nipples)
  • Any content expressing or describing the upper body with nipples concealed
  • Any content expressing or describing the lower body without male and female genitals, groin, pubic hair, or anus exposed
  • Any content explicitly expressing or describing the upper body with clothes on, breast exposed, and nipples concealed
  • Any content expressing or describing the upper body exposure in cloth
  • Any content expressing or describing the lower body exposure in clothes without showing male and female genitals, groin, pubic hair, anus, etc.
  • Any content expressing or describing the lower body exposure in tighter clothes with showing the natal silhouette
  • Any content expressing or describing inter-sexual or homo-sexual activities without exposing male and female genitals
  • Any content expressing or describing sexual activities that give a handjob or use the mouth to stimulate male and female genitals, breast, or hip under the clothes
  • Any content expressing or describing masturbation of one’s breasts
  • Any content expressing or describing masturbation that uses parts of the body or sexual instruments under the clothes
  • Any content specifically describing sexual activities, using suggestive and disgusting sexual expressions and/or profane and vulgar language about male and female genitals
  • Any content expressing or describing the sound of moaning, facial expression, and the like related to sexual activities in a highly stimulating manner
  • Any content specifically expressing or describing abnormal intercourses such as bestiality, necrophilia, promiscuity, incest, sadistic or masochistic erotomania, voyeurism, etc.
  • Any content making others recognize sexual contact in clothes
  • Any content expressing or describing kisses that use each other’s tongues
  • Any content expressing or describing byproducts from sexual activity (ex. Semen, love-juice, etc.)
  • Any content expressing or describing abnormal sexuality of fetishism
  • Videos and images containing no sexual activities that cause sexual humiliation or disgust but exposing the body of the child and juvenile that may be misused in sexual crimes
  • Other information that may significantly aggravate layperson’s sexual humiliation

If Kakao identifies from report the distribution of obscene information in a service area that any KakaoTalk user can view or engage in, it may take a series of applicable measures, such as limiting search results in Open Chat Home, access to and/or usage of open chat rooms or open profiles, visibility of posts, as well as restricting the relevant user from using part of the KakaoTalk services depending on the level of expressive form and content of the information.

Even for medical, educational, and artistic purposes, if the distributed information depicts or expresses sexualized areas of the body such as male and female genitals, groin, pubic hair, anus, and female nipples and/or explicitly describes or elaborates sexual activities, Kakao may consider it sexual information and thereby restrict the reported user from using the Kakao services. Provided, however, that unless otherwise distributed for inflicting sexual humiliation, the open chat room or open profile may request Kakao to remove access restrictions by vindicating the proper reason.