Spotify CEO Explains the Hateful Content Policy
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has admitted that Spotify didn’t implement its new “hateful content” policy to the best of its ability. Earlier this month, it was reported that the streaming platform would no longer promote the music of acts like R. Kelly (involved in several complaints of sexual abuse and harassment of women) and XXXTentacion as part of a new “hateful content” policy which sought to tally the company’s values with artists that appeared in official playlists. The acts removed from playlists did not however have their music removed entirely from the streaming service. The company later moved to reinstate XXXTentacion’s music to its playlists, which drew criticism.