Oct 23, 2020

Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and YouTube all found recently hosting racist music

Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube Music have now removed racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic content from their services, following a BBC investigation. Eric Ward, a civil rights strategist at the Western States Center, said people "Trust streaming services" and didn't use them "To be presented with hate music and hate lyrics". Eric Ward says streaming has made hate music "More accessible" with "Algorithms suggesting this music to those who may not actually be searching for it". "In a statement, YouTube Music said:"We've worked hard to develop responsible guidelines to define and make clear what content is unacceptable or when artistic expression crosses the lines of safety. Content on YouTube is less regulated than music platforms.

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