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With the versatile capabilities of generative AI tools like ChatGPT, many large companies are taking steps to prohibit its use internally amongst staff and within organizational policies and procedures. While research by BlackBerry shows that nearly 75% of IT decision-makers believe that these bans demonstrate "excessive control" when it comes to bring-your-own and corporate devices, it's not stopping some of the biggest organizations in the world from blocking or at least limiting use of the platform.

List of Companies Implementing AI Policies & Restrictions on ChatGPT

Why Are Companies Implementing AI Policies and Banning ChatGPT?

Of course, there are many reasons that companies may choose to ban any kind of program at the workplace. They may not like using third-party applications for business purposes, or consider it a distraction to employees. But when it comes to ChatGPT in particular, there are two reasons that seem to stand out: privacy concerns and data protection, and damage to corporate reputation.

Privacy Concerns and Data Protection

Perhaps the number one reason that companies are banning ChatGPT is to protect their confidential information. In fact, almost 70% of respondents to a BlackBerry survey said they were blocking ChatGPT for this reason. They fear that such a powerful tool could potentially open their companies up to cybersecurity threats and other unknown risks around disclosure of sensitive data and internal communications.

And their cautiousness isn't completely unfounded. Take Samsung, for example. They banned the generative AI tool after they found that sensitive code had been uploaded by an employee.

Amazon has similar reasons for limiting the use of ChatGPT among employees. They've found examples of responses from the generative AI program that look suspiciously similar to the company's confidential information.

Damage to Corporate Reputation

But protecting against potential leaks of source code and other types of internal data aren't the only concerns. In the same survey, nearly 60% of respondents worried that ChatGPT could negatively affect their corporate reputation.

And again, companies have good reason to exercise caution here. While it can help increase efficiency around the office, there are still some serious limitations to ChatGPT that could cause irreparable damage to a company's reputation.

For example, while it can generate human-like responses, it has trouble understanding context, and just generally possesses a lack of common sense and emotional intelligence. This can lead to ChatGPT responses that many would consider inappropriate. And if any of these responses made it into their marketing materials, it could put a lot of companies into hot water. 

Together, these measures highlight the cautious approach that these organizations are adopting to navigate the potential risks associated with large language models like ChatGPT and its capabilities, including both legal and reputational consequences.

Manual Actions By Google Search

In an early 2024 update, Google announced that it would help remove unhelpful content from search, which resulted in 1,446 websites with AI content having manual actions applied to them, and being deindexed. 

With manual actions now being applied to websites with heavy AI content being used, we’ve begun to see others move away from AI generated content. After an AI surge over the last couple of years, are we now starting to see a move against AI content? Potentially… but we wanted to dig into this further and see what websites, if any, are implementing policies against AI generated content. 

Company AI Policies

1. Google Merchant Center

Updated in April 2024, the Google Merchant Center has announced that they will be introducing specific attributes for AI-generated content in shopping ads and free listings. They state “we’re adding new attributes that will require merchants to disclose text content that was created using generative AI”.

Google Merchant Center Changes Policy

Source: https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/14784710 

Google Search has stated that AI spam content will not be tolerated and, starting with their most recent March update, have begun to take action against websites with heavily generated AI content.

Faqs For Ai Generated Content Policy

AI content should not be used with the main purpose of ranking in search engines nor should it be claimed as human-written.

Ai Content Policy in Google Merchant Center

To read more about how Google is penalizing AI content in their search results, you can read our studies below:

2. Medium

In May 2024, Medium.com began its implementation of strict AI policies stating that AI-generated content, whether disclosed or not, will not be allowed as part of their Partner Program. They stated that  “Beginning May 1, 2024, stories with AI-generated writing (disclosed as such or not) are not allowed to be paywalled as part of our Partner Program”.

Medium Ai Policies

3. CNET

CNET has created a specific AI policy on their site, which states that they have created and use an in-house AI tool, called RAMP (Responsible AI Machine Partner), to generate some content. However, they also state that “every piece of content we publish is factual, original and edited by a human”. However, Red Ventures, which owns CNET, does not have any policies relating to AI content in their terms or policies.

CNET Ai Policies

Source: https://www.cnet.com/ai-policy/

4. Elsevier

Elsevier, one of the largest scientific publishers online, has included specific policies around AI, stating that AI “technologies should only be used to improve readability and language of the work and not to replace key authoring tasks such as producing scientific, pedagogic, or medical insights, drawing scientific conclusions, or providing clinical recommendations”. They also state that authors must disclose any use of AI in their manuscripts.

Elsevier Ai Policies

Source: https://www.elsevier.com/about/policies-and-standards/the-use-of-generative-ai-and-ai-assisted-technologies-in-writing-for-elsevier

5. Wired

Wired has developed a specific policy against the use of generative AI, stating that they “do not publish stories with text generated AI” and “do not publish text edited by AI either”. They do state that AI may be used to generate ideas, headlines or research.

Wired AI Content Policies

Source: https://www.wired.com/about/generative-ai-policy/

6. Salesforce

Salesforce has created an entire Acceptable Use Policy with regards to AI, stating multiple use cases in which AI cannot be used, including professional advice and decision-making processes.

Salesforce AI Content Policies

Source: https://www.salesforce.com/content/dam/web/en_us/www/documents/legal/Agreements/policies/ai-acceptable-use-policy.pdf

7. Allrecipes

Although there is no specific policy yet created, Allrecipes.com states on their About Us page that it is “against our guidelines to publish automatically generated content using AI writing tools such as ChatGPT”.

Allrecipes Ai Content Policy

Source: https://www.allrecipes.com/about-us-6648102

8. People

Although there is no specific policy yet created, People.com states in their About Us page that it is “against our guidelines to publish automatically generated content using AI writing tools such as ChatGPT”.

People Ai Content Policy

Source: https://people.com/about-us-5499056

9. The Spruce

Although there is no specific policy yet created, thespruce.com states in their About Us page that it is “against our guidelines to publish automatically generated content using AI writing tools such as ChatGPT”.

The Spruce Ai Content Policy

Source: https://www.thespruce.com/the-spruce-editorial-policy-5196319

10. Youtube

In November, 2023, Youtube announced an update to their policies, stating that they will “introduce updates that inform viewers when the content they’re seeing is synthetic [and] require creators to disclose when they’ve created altered or synthetic content that is realistic, including using AI tools”.

Youtube Ai Content Policies

Source: https://blog.youtube/inside-youtube/our-approach-to-responsible-ai-innovation/

11. Southern Living

Although there is no specific policy yet created, southernliving.com states in their About Us page that it is “against our guidelines to publish automatically generated content using AI writing tools such as ChatGPT”. However, DotdashMeredith, which owns Southern Living, does not have any specific statements or policies around AI content.

Southern Living Ai Content Policy

Source: https://www.southernliving.com/about-us-6502349

12. Meta

In April 2024, Meta announced a number of changes and updates to the way it will handle AI content, including the way they handle manipulated media with their Oversight Board and beginning to label content as “Made with AI”.

Meta Ai Content Policy

Source: https://about.fb.com/news/2024/04/metas-approach-to-labeling-ai-generated-content-and-manipulated-media/

13. Linkedin

LinkedIn addressed AI concerns with a broad statement regarding how they will use and monitor AI usage responsibly, including “reduc[ing] the potential risks of AI” and “ensur[ing] that our use of AI benefits all members fairly, without causing or amplifying unfair bias”.

Linkedin Ai Content Policy

Source: https://www.linkedin.com/blog/engineering/responsible-ai/linkedin-s-responsible-ai-principles-help-meet-the-big-moments-i

14. BBC

BBC, one of the world’s largest news outlets, has added specific policies to their editorial guidelines stating that “generative AI should not be used to directly create news content published or broadcast by BBC News/Nations, current affairs or factual journalism unless it is the subject of the content and its use is illustrative”.

BBC Ai Content Policy

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/editorialguidelines/guidance/use-of-artificial-intelligence

15. Yelp

Yelp, a popular online review site, has also added specific policies regarding AI in their content guidelines, stating that users “shouldn’t use chatbots or other AI tool to create reviews, including using such tools to draft or revise”.

Yelp Ai Content Guidelines

Source: https://www.yelp.com/guidelines

16. Amazon

Amazon, while not having a specific AI policy that can be found on their site, has released a notice to employees stating that they advice against using third-party generative AI tools for all work-related purposes.

Amazon Ai Content Policies

Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/technology/news/story/amazon-stops-employees-from-using-generative-ai-tools-like-chatgpt-2506858-2024-02-25

17. AWS

As of September 28th, 2023 AWS has updated their Responsible AI Policy that AI can be used as long as it is used responsibly and with the implementation of human review and testing. 

AWS Ai Content Policies

Source: https://aws.amazon.com/machine-learning/responsible-ai/policy/ 

18. Accenture

Accenture mentions the Responsible use of AI within articles on its site but no official policy for their employees can be found at this time. In an article published by HR-Brew it is noted that employees are not allowed to use generative AI tools while coding and no company or client data may be uploaded to the generative AI tools without permissions.

Accenture Ai Content Policy

Source: https://www.hr-brew.com/stories/2023/05/11/these-companies-have-banned-chatgpt-in-the-office 

19. Goldman Sachs Group

Amazon, while not having a specific AI policy that can be found on their site, has released a notice to employees stating that they advice against using third-party generative AI tools for all work-related purposes.

Goldman Sachs Group Ai Content Policy

Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/technology/news/story/amazon-stops-employees-from-using-generative-ai-tools-like-chatgpt-2506858-2024-02-25 

20. Verizon Communications

Verizon does not have a specific AI policy that can be found on their site at this time. However in a webcast released on Valentine's day of 2023 they stated that ChatGPT is not accessible from their corporate systems to avoid the risk of the potential loss of customer and employer information.

Verizon Communications Ai Content Policy

Source: https://www.verizon.com/about/news/speed-february-14-2023 

21. Apple

Apple does not have a specific policy against AI that can be found on their website at this time. However according to articles from 2023, AI tools such as ChatGPT and Github’s Copilot are restricted from use for employees of Apple 

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2023/5/19/23729619/apple-bans-chatgpt-openai-fears-data-leak 

22. Bank of America

Bank of America does not currently have an official policy available on their website in regards to AI usage, but has been quoted to have added ChatGPT to their list of unauthorized apps and specifically is not allowed for any business related purposes and that the app must be vetted before any use in communications.  

Source: https://www.semafor.com/article/05/19/2023/chatgpt-companies-banning-workers 

23. Samsung

Samsung was one of the first dominos to fall when it came to banning ChatGPT, after the discovery of leaked sensitive internal source code. It is unsure if AI is still banned from employee use however Samsung themselves have opted for the ethical AI route, stating that samsung will comply and fulfill corporate, social, and ethical responsibilities regarding AI Usage. 

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/siladityaray/2023/05/02/samsung-bans-chatgpt-and-other-chatbots-for-employees-after-sensitive-code-leak/?sh=189515626078 

Source: https://www.samsung.com/global/sustainability/popup/popup_doc/AYUqlgkqCtQAIx_C/#:~:text=With%20the%20aim%20of%20ensuring,aspect%20of%20our%20business%20activities

24. Commonwealth Bank of Australia 

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has updated their AI policies to include their definition of AI, their AI principles, and how they apply them within the usage of AI systems by the Bank. Specifically, in the design, development, deployment and use of AI systems the following principles of  Human, social and environmental well-being, Fairness, Transparency, Privacy and Security, Reliability and Safety, and Accountability be upheld. 

Source: https://www.commbank.com.au/about-us/opportunity-initiatives/policies-and-practices/artificial-intelligence.html 

25. Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank has been quoted to have banned the use of ChatGPT from their employees devices in 2023, however in present day they have adapted the responsible use of AI outlook. Using AI solutions to automate manual processes and improve customer advisory services. Their commitment to Responsible AI is to ensure that the AI algorithms don’t include hidden discrimination and to ensure factually correct and explainable results. 

Source: https://www.db.com/what-we-do/focus-topics/tech/ 

26. iHeart Radio

iHeart Radio was among the 2023 group of companies banning the use of ChatGPT, stating that employees are not permitted to use AI technology for projects unless given explicit direction from their team lead. As of today they have an AI policy in place in their terms stating that all property of iHeardRadio cannot be used, directly or indirectly, with any generative or other artificial intelligence and/or machine learning models. 

Source: https://www.iheart.com/content/terms-en-ca/ 

27. JPMorgan Chase

In February of 2023 JPMorgan Chase was noticed to be temporarily banning the usage of ChatGPT amongst its employees in order to comply with company policy regarding third-party software. JPMorgan Chase has not publicly commented on the restriction but have created their own AI research program within their own company. 

Source: https://www.cnn.com/2023/02/22/tech/jpmorgan-chatgpt-employees/index.html 

Source: https://www.jpmorgan.com/technology/artificial-intelligence 

28. Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo was also amongst the large companies to limit usage of ChatGPT for employees, due to it being a third-party software, while evaluating the ‘Safe and Effective Ways’ one could use the AI.  Currently Wells Fargo are also creating their own AI ‘Chatbot’ but does not guarantee 24/7 availability or for it to be ‘free of fault or error’ 

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianbushard/2023/02/24/workers-chatgpt-use-restricted-at-more-banks-including-goldman-citigroup/?sh=4e3ffc056cf4 

Source: https://www.wellsfargo.com/privacy-security/terms/ 

29. Italian Data Protection Authority

The Italian Data Protection Authority has no official policy on AI at this time, and while ChatGPT was banned at one point in Italy, it is currently available for use. However, a recent investigation has concluded that elements with ChatGPT indicate the potential for data privacy violations. 

Source: https://www.reuters.com/technology/cybersecurity/italy-regulator-notifies-openai-privacy-breaches-chatgpt-2024-01-29/ 

30. Calix

Calix, a telecommunications company specializing in software platforms, systems, and services, was also among the groups banning employee use of ChatGPT. This ban came around as a result of reports that confidential information was leaked from Samsung through the ChatGPT platform. However they are planning to use microsoft copilot once it becomes available. 

Source: https://www.lightreading.com/ai-machine-learning/calix-to-ban-chatgpt 

31. Northrop Grumman Corporation

Northrop Grumman Corporation, a space and defense tech company, limited employee use of ChatGPT in 2023 until the tech had been fully vetted. Today, they adopted the secure and ethical approach to using AI by ensuring their AI technologies will be ‘ responsible, equitable, traceable, reliable, governable, and auditable and protected against threats.’ 

Source: https://gizmodo.com/chatgpt-bot-amazon-ai-apple-1850470688/slides/9 

Source: https://www.northropgrumman.com/what-we-do/artificial-intelligence-and-machine-learning 

32. Spotify

Spotify, a well known audio streaming service, was reported to have restricted workers' access to ChatGPT after Spotify removed thousands of songs by an AI-music generator. Spotify has not commented on the ChatGPT ban but within their developer policies they ban the use of Spotify in machine learning or AI models. 

Source:  https://www.businessinsider.com/chatgpt-companies-issued-bans-restrictions-openai-ai-amazon-apple-2023-7#spotify-has-reportedly-restricted-its-workers-from-using-chatgpt-2 Source: https://developer.spotify.com/policy 

33. PWC

While PWC did not outright ban the use of ChatGPT in 2023 they did limit the information and use cases of it for their employees. Since then they have collaborated with the World Economic Forum to develop guidelines for AI development across industries and are working on building their own internal AI tool. 

Source: https://www.afr.com/companies/professional-services/pwc-warns-against-using-chatgpt-for-client-work-20230205-p5chzi 

Source: https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/issues/data-and-analytics/artificial-intelligence/what-is-responsible-ai.html 

34. Mischcon de Reya

Prominent Law Firm Mischcon de Reya has no official policy found on their site on AI usage, however they have been quoted that they do in fact have a “clear policy in place for employees” banning confidential firm and client information from being uploaded into ChatGPT or other outside AI models. They have also created a GPT Legal Prompt Engineer position, to ensure compliance with legal and ethical requirements for AI usage. 

Source: https://thelegalreports.com/top-law-firm-bans-use-of-chatgpt/ 

35. Citigroup

Citigroup Bank had momentarily banned access to ChatGPT in February,  however recently they have begun to test out supervised AI usage for specific people with public data to investigate how AI could be applied cross company. 

Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/chatgpt-companies-issued-bans-restrictions-openai-ai-amazon-apple-2023-7#citigroup-banned-access-to-chatgpt-in-february-though-it-seems-like-the-ban-has-been-lifted-for-some-workers-11

36. American Patchwork & Quilting

American Patchwork & Quilting is a community site dedicated to bringing together the quilting community to share quilting patterns, sewing projects, and how-to tutorials. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.allpeoplequilt.com/about-us-8414221#toc-editorial-guidelines 

37. Better Homes & Gardens 

Better Homes & Gardens is a magazine where people can find resources for recipes, home ideas, and gardening information. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.bhg.com/better-homes-and-gardens-editorial-policy-and-standards-5537160  

38. Brides 

Brides is a long running magazine where those planning to tie the knot can find inspiration, advice, and answers to your burning wedding etiquette questions.Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.brides.com/editorial-guidelines-5222899 

39. Byrdie 

Founded in 2013, Byrdie is a magazine dedicated to celebrating and empowering its readers through beauty and style with the utmost transparency.Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.byrdie.com/editorial-guidelines-5196791 

40. DailyPaws 

Founded in 2020, DailyPaws is a pet parents one stop shop for expert information and pet news that’ll have you purring with delight. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.dailypaws.com/about-daily-paws-7105242#toc-editorial-guidelines 

41. EatingWell

Founded in 1990, EatingWell focuses on healthy eating, sustainability, and exploring worldwide cuisines. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.eatingwell.com/about-us-6743412#toc-editorial-policies 

42. Food and Wine 

With its first issue, an 18 page insert titled “The International Review of Food and Wine” found in the 1978 March Issue of Playboy, Food and Wine hopes to “inspire its readers to discover, create, and devour the best in food and drink, everyday and everywhere”.Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.foodandwine.com/about-us-6373913#toc-our-history 

43. Health 

Founded in 1981, Health’s mission is to inform its readers with “accurate, empathetic, and actionable health information”. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.health.com/health-com-s-editorial-process-5224046 

44. InStyle 

InStyle is a trusted source for fashion, beauty, celebrity, and lifestyle content. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.instyle.com/editorial-guidelines-6825795 

45. Investopedia 

Founded in 1999, Investopedia is a trusted source for financial information from those learning about their finances for the first time to experienced investors hoping to learn more. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.investopedia.com/legal-4768893#editorial-policy 

46. LifeWire

Lifewire’s goal is to help its readers understand the ever revolving door of technology, in both products and news. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.lifewire.com/about-us-5081224#toc-editorial-guidelines 

47. Liquor.com

Founded in 2009 Liquor.com focuses on “entertaining and educational content” as well as “industry experiences that help working bartenders and other trade professionals develop their skills” . Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.liquor.com/about-us-4782181#toc-artificial-intelligence-policy 

48. Martha Stewart

MarthaStewart.com is a hub on inspiration and practical advice for cooking, crafting, gardening, entertaining, beauty, weddings, holidays, health, home design, and cleaning, embodying Martha Stewart’s ethos of joyful, innovating living. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools.

Source: https://www.marthastewart.com/about-marthastewart-com-7104054#toc-editorial-guidelines  

49. MidwestLiving

Midwest Living is a comprehensive lifestyle platform dedicated to all things American Midwest, they offer unique travel,food,shelter, and lifestyle content with a focus on inspiring exploration,adventure, learning, and creativity both on the road and at home. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.midwestliving.com/about-us-7974587#toc-editorial-guidelines 

50. MyDomaine

MyDomaine is a trusted resourceful platform that offers curated design content to make home decorating fun, affordable, and attainable. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.mydomaine.com/about-us-4777038 

51. Parents

Parents is a trusted resource that provides real-talk, judgment-free advice, as well as a supportive community for caregivers, offering comprehensive and inclusive content that empowers parents through all stages of the parenting journey. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.parents.com/about-us-5271079 

52. RealSimple

RealSimple offers practical solutions for busy lives, including quick recipes, cleaning hacks, fashion advice, health tips, and daily newsletters for easy access to helpful content. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.realsimple.com/about-us-5546943#toc-editorial-guidelines 

53. SeriousEats

SeriousEats provides well-researched, expert-tested recipes, and culinary insights, that emphasizes the importance of understanding the science behind cooking while also maintaining a lighthearted approach to food. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.seriouseats.com/serious-eats-editorial-guidelines-5218189#toc-artificial-intelligence-policy 

54. Shape

Shape provides inclusive, science-backed wellness content, including workouts, beauty advice, mental health information, sexual wellness insight, and a “Health at Every Size” perspective that aims to inspire confidence and enthusiasm in their readers' health journey. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.shape.com/editorial-guidelines-6551078#toc-editorial-ethics 

55. SimplyRecipes

SimplyRecipes is a trusted resource for home cooks. Offering tested recipes, cooking advice, and meal plans designed to help create delicious meals with less stress and more joy. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.simplyrecipes.com/about-us-5096129 

56. SuccessfulFarming

Successful Farming is a trusted resource for farming and ranching families. Offering practical advice, resources, and a rich history of service journalism to support your agricultural success.  Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.agriculture.com/about-us-7487846 

57. TheSpruceEats

The Spruce Eats is a comprehensive food and cooking resource. Offering tested recipes, expert advice, and step-by-step guidance to inspire confidence and creativity in the kitchen for cooks of all levels. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.thespruceeats.com/about-us-4776236#toc-editorial-guidelines 

58. TheSprucePets

The Spruce Pets is a trusted resource for pet care. Offering practical tips, training advice, and a vet-reviewed library of articles to help pet owners provide the best possible life for their animals. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.thesprucepets.com/about-us-4776796#toc-editorial-guidelines 

59. TreeHugger

Treehugger is a leading sustainability site that offers advice, clarity, and inspiration for both the eco-savvy and green-living novices. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.treehugger.com/about-us-5024862#toc-editorial-guidelines 

60. TripSavvy

TripSavvy is a trusted travel site that offers expert-written advice and curated recommendations from both locals and seasoned travelers. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.tripsavvy.com/about-us-4777100 

61. VeryWellFamily

VeryWell Family is a trusted resource that provides reliable, compassionate, and up-to-date information on pregnancy and parenting topics. They aim to empower individuals with the best answers and support through all stages of parenthood. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.verywellfamily.com/about-us-5184487 

62. VeryWellFit

VeryWell Fit is a trusted resource that offers personalized, science-backed advice and tools to help their readers achieve their diet and fitness goals. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.verywellfit.com/our-editorial-process-4778011 

63. VeryWellHealth

VeryWell Health provides easy to understand, expert-written health information, that empowers readers to make informed decisions about their health and well-being. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.verywellhealth.com/verywell-editorial-process-4777042 

64. Wood

Wood Magazine is a trusted woodworking resource that offers reliable project plans, woodworking techniques, and product reviews that inspire and inform woodworkers at every stage of their journey. Part of the DotDashMeredith parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.woodmagazine.com/about-us-8549855#toc-who-we-are 

65. Nolo

Nolo provides consumer-friendly legal information, tools, and resources to help individuals and small businesses resolve their legal issues. Part of the InternetBrands parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.nolo.com/about/about.html#editorial-standards 

66. Bob Vila

Bob Vila is a comprehensive resource for homeowners and renters that offers inspiration, education, and step-by-step instructions for home maintenance and improvement projects, backed by experienced experts and thorough research. Part of the Recurrent parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.bobvila.com/editorial-standards/ 

67. Polygon

Polygon is a trusted source for entertainment enthusiasts, they offer expert guidance, in-depth reporting, and engaging content that covers a wide range of interests from video games to anime and movies. Part of the InternetBrands parent company, they have a stated human only approach to creating content and do not allow the use of generative AI tools. 

Source: https://www.polygon.com/2019/2/28/18244873/polygon-pitching-guidelines-how-to-pitch 

68. PCMag

PCMag is a trusted source for independent reviews and expert analysis of the latest technology products and services, they help readers make informed buying decisions and get the most out of their technology. Part of the Ziff Davis parent company, they do not employ AI tools to create original content.

Source: https://www.pcmag.com/about/pcmagcom-mission-statement 

69. MediaVine

Mediavine offers full-service ad representation, their aim is to help website owners optimize their ad inventory and maximize their revenue by working directly with advertisers and managing their ad placements. 

Source: https://www.mediavine.com/ai-and-our-commitment-to-a-creator-first-future/ 

70. OnlyFans

OnlyFans is an 18+ subscription platform that allows creators to monetize their content, develop authentic connections with fans, and provide a safe space for expression. OnlyFans has a policy where AI generated, altered, or enhanced content is only allowed if it is of the content creator, it is in keeping with Terms of Service, and users can tell the content has AI. 

Source: https://onlyfans.com/help/3/19/163 

71. Steam

Founded in 2003, Steam serves as a platform where creators and publishers can deliver content and establish direct relationships with their consumers. Their AI Policy has expanded and is allowed in games as long as it is disclosed and does not generate illegal content. 

Source: https://store.steampowered.com/news/group/4145017/view/3862463747997849618 

72. Youtube

Youtube is a video-sharing platform where users can watch, upload, and share videos that cover a range of topics and interests. Their AI Policy has been updated to include disclosures on content that has been artificially made. 

Source: https://blog.youtube/inside-youtube/our-approach-to-responsible-ai-innovation/ 

73. Everyday Health

Everyday Health is a trusted source of evidence-based health and medical information, aiming to empower its readers to live their healthiest lives with informative, supportive, and empathetic content. Their AI policy ensures that any content generated by AI undergoes the same rigorous editorial processes as other content. 

Source: https://www.everydayhealth.com/editorial-policies/ 

74. MayoClinic

Mayo Clinic provides accurate, easy to understand, inclusive and science-based health information to help their readers make informed decisions about their well-being. They may use AI tools in the developments and translation of health information but do not use it to replace editorial judgment or oversight. 

Source: https://www.mayoclinic.org/about-this-site/health-information-policy 

75. SBNation

SBNation is a large independent sports media brand where readers can stay up to date on all sports related news and information. They follow the Vox Media Editorial Ethics & Guidelines which states that the use of AI is used as a tool to enhance original work, and that all AI assisted articles must follow the editorial standards and principles and will be disclosed when appropriate. 

Source: https://corp.voxmedia.com/ethics/#use-of-generative-ai 

76. Best Colleges

Best Colleges provides students with comprehensive resources, this includes research, guides, rankings, and career resources, in order to help them make informed decisions about their education and future careers. Their AI policy states that AI can be used in keeping with the editorial standards, will be disclosed when used, and is fact-checked and reviewed by multiple members before publishing

Source: https://www.bestcolleges.com/ai-policy/ 

77. BankRate

Bankrate is one of the trusted sources readers look to for objective financial information, they offer award-winning editorial content, product comparison tools, objective reviews and more to help readers make informed decisions. Their AI policy is that while they may use AI tools to enhance editorial workflow while also aiming to maintain the strict ethical standards of accuracy, transparency, and human oversight. They also state that they will provide a clear disclosure to readers where AI is used. 

Source: https://www.bankrate.com/ai-policy/ 

78. Medscape

Medscape is a trusted online resource for physicians and healthcare professionals that provides them with comprehensive clinical information, medical news, expert perspectives and more.They use AI during content creation and all content is assisted with human oversight and fact-checking to ensure that it meets editorial standards and is reviewed by experts and in-house medical editors before publishing. 

Source: https://www.medscape.com/public/editorialpolicies 

79. Flyertalk

Flyertalk is a robust community that is dedicated to travel, where they offer discussions and chat boards where participants can learn about the latest travel information. Part of the InternetBrands parent company their terms of use they state that some of the content has been created with the use of AI tools and that all AI use is aligned with their policies and procedures. 

Source: https://www.internetbrands.com/ibterms/ 

80. Cars Direct

Cars Direct is a site to buy cars, but also provides its users with car buying advice and care reviews. Part of the InternetBrands parent company their terms of use they state that some of the content has been created with the use of AI tools and that all AI use is aligned with their policies and procedures. 

Source: https://www.internetbrands.com/ibterms/ 

81. Avvo

Avvo is an online community that connects users with legal professionals, offering their readers lawyer referrals, access to legal information, and lawyer profiles. Part of the InternetBrands parent company their terms of use they state that some of the content has been created with the use of AI tools and that all AI use is aligned with their policies and procedures. 

Source: https://www.internetbrands.com/ibterms/ 

82. Men’s Health

Men’s Health is a trusted men’s magazine brand that offers its readers expert-backed advice on health, fitness, fashion and more.They use AI for research purposes but do not use AI for reporting, writing, or fact-checking their content. 

Source: https://www.menshealth.com/about/a29134632/about-mens-health/ 

83. Canada.ca

The Federal government of Canada has created their own guide for federal institutions beginning to explore the potential uses of AI tools. In this guide they advise institutions to explore AI for activities where possible risks can be managed effectively. They also advise that institutions should align themselves with the “FASTER” principles (Fair, Accountable, Secure, Transparent, Educated,Relevant). 

Source: https://www.canada.ca/en/government/system/digital-government/digital-government-innovations/responsible-use-ai/guide-use-generative-ai.html 

84. Seneca

Seneca is a public college that offers a large range of polytechnic education programs that blends academic rigor with practical training across various fields. Seneca does not ban the use of AI but only allows the use of pre-approved non public AI tools, and all content generated by the tools must follow their ethical standards and principles. 

Source: https://www.senecapolytechnic.ca/about/policies/generative-ai-policy.html 

85. Queen's University

Queen’s University is a public research intensive university located in Ontario, Canada. Within their guidelines they state that AI tools are permitted in some graduate research activities, so long as their use is authorized prior to use, it is disclosed, and doesn’t compromise the originality of a student’s contribution or knowledge. 

Source: https://www.queensu.ca/grad-postdoc/sites/sgswww/files/uploaded_files/Guidelines%20for%20AI%20use%20in%20Graduate%20Research.pdf 

86. Kickstarter

Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform that empowers creators to turn their ideas into reality by connecting them with communities willing to fund and support their projects. They do allow projects that use AI tools, but require creators to disclose their use, including specific technology and how it will be used, and they must ensure their project remains original and creative. 

Source: https://help.kickstarter.com/hc/en-us/articles/16848396410267-Can-I-use-AI-generated-content-or-create-AI-technology-in-my-project

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