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Why Spotify Backtracked On Its Controversial 'Hateful Conduct' Policy

2018-06-01 23:23
In a statement released on Friday, Spotify admitted it doesn’t want to police the content on its platform. The Swedish company has updated its 'Hateful Conduct' policy that was first announced in May. The policy resulted in the removal of artists R. Kelly and others, which immediately prompted backlash. Spotify acknowledged that it didn’t do its due diligence when enacting the policy. The company said, "we believe our intentions were good" but admitted that "the language was too vague.