About the No Duplicate Content rule

Medium does not allow posting duplicate content on the platform, whether from a single account or across multiple accounts, either publicly or as an unlisted story.

This includes the following: 

  • Taking a published story to unlisted, then re-publishing the same content into a new post
  • Deleting a post and republishing it without substantive changes and improvements
  • Cross-posting stories in publications. If your story is already included in a publication, you may not publish another instance of the same story for inclusion in another publication

Medium's distribution system is designed to effectively and efficiently deliver your stories to your network of followers, or readers we have identified as being interested in your writing. The existence of duplicate content from a single source disrupts this system, and ultimately result in a bad experience for your audience.

Please note that writers can still self-publish translated versions of their own posts on their Medium account, and that would not violate the no duplicate content rule.

Accounts in violation of this rule will be suspended from Medium until they are brought into compliance. Repeated violations will result in permanent suspension.

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