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Spotify Cracks Down On 'Hate Bands'

  • Billboard, Thursday, August 17, 2017 2:53 PM
In response to the events in Charlottesville over the weekend, Spotify is cracking down on what the Southern Poverty Law Center has deemed “hate bands.” In a statement, a Spotify spokeswoman told Billboard that “material that favors hatred or incites violence against race, religion, sexuality or the like is not tolerated by us.” Adds Billboard: “Spotify … is also reviewing the possibility of blocking this type of content from future music recommendations.”

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