In a blog post, Spotify announced that it will partner with several far-left groups to combat "hate content" on its music platform. The groups included are the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Color of Change, GLAAD, Show Up For Racial Justice, Muslim Advocates, and the International Networks Against Cyber Hate.
Here's what their blog post said:
“We love that our platform is home to so much diversity because we believe in openness, tolerance, respect, and freedom of expression, and we want to promote those values through music on our platform, however, we do not tolerate hate content on Spotify — 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.”
“When we are alerted to content that violates our policy, we may remove it (in consultation with rights holders) or refrain from promoting or playlisting it on our service. It’s important to us that our values are reflected in all the work that we do, whether it’s distribution, promotion, or content creation,” they explained. “At the same time, however, it’s important to remember that cultural standards and sensitivities vary widely. There will always be content that is acceptable in some circumstances, but is offensive in others, and we will always look at the entire context.”
On Wednesday's episode of "Pat Gray Unleashed," Pat discussed the move and his displeasure with Spotify's decision.
To see more from Pat, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “Pat Gray Unleashed” with Pat Gray weekdays 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network. Want more of Pat? Check him out on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.