Spotify Partners With the SPLC and ADL to Police Hate Content


Spotify announced in a blog post that they would be partnering with several far-left organizations to police “hate content” and “hateful content” on their platform. From the blog post:

To help us identify hate content, we have partnered with rights advocacy groups, including The Southern Poverty Law Center, The Anti-Defamation League, Color Of Change, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), GLAAD, Muslim Advocates, and the International Network Against Cyber Hate.

Spotify posted a clarification update on these particular policies a few weeks later. However, they remained committed to their partnerships and this concept of “hate speech.”

We’re not talking about offensive, explicit, or vulgar content – we’re talking about hate speech.

Sources / Relevant Material

  1. Spotify "Spotify Announces New Hate Content and Hateful Conduct Public Policy" (10 May 2018)
  2. Spotify "Spotify Policy Update" (1 Jun 2018)
  3. Reason