Spotify reverses huge sections of ‘hateful conduct’ policy

Spotify have seemingly reversed huge parts of their controversial ‘hateful conduct’ policy.

Earlier this week Far Out reported that Spotify CEO Daniel Ek expressed an overwhelming feeling of regret over how the company’s ‘hateful content’ policy was introduced.

Now, in what looks like reversal of part of the policy, Spotify said: “Across all genres, our role is not to regulate artists. Therefore, we are moving away from implementing a policy around artist conduct.”

On top of that, the streaming service has re-added XXXTentacion’s “SAD!” to the hugely popular RapCaviar playlist.

Spotify have too added more information into the policy, saying it was too “vague and left too many elements open to interpretation.”

The original policy read: “hate content is content that expressly and principally promotes, advocates, or incites hatred or violence against a group or individual based on characteristics, including, race, religion, gender identity, sex, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability,” the policy reads. “When we are alerted to content that violates our policy, we may remove it (in consultation with rights holders) or refrain from promoting or manually programming it on our service.”

[MORE] – Calls on Spotify to remove Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more accused of sexual misconduct. 

[MORE] – R Kelly Spotify streams increase following his removal from playlists. 

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