Spotify Stops Promoting “Harmful or Hateful” Artists

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Spotify has unveiled a new policy regarding what it terms “hate content and hateful conduct”. This policy will not only see Spotify removing songs and albums from the service, but affect certain artists too. And R. Kelly is the first of those affected artists.

Spotify’s New Policies on Hate

Spotify’s new policy relates to hate content and hateful conduct. Spotify regards hate content as that which “expressly and principally promotes, advocates, or incites hatred or violence against a group or individual”. So, songs deemed to be racist or sexist, etc.

In theory, Spotify’s new Hate Content & Hateful Conduct policy is […]