Spotify CEO on Company’s Hateful Conduct Policy: ‘We Rolled This Out Wrong’

The rollout for Spotify’s new “hate content and hateful conduct” policy could have been handled better, the streaming provider’s CEO conceded Wednesday.

“The whole goal with this was to make sure that we didn’t have hate speech,” Daniel Ek said during a Code Conference Q&A session, according to Variety. “It was never about punishing one individual artist or even naming one individual artist.” The new policy, announced earlier this month, ultimately resulted in the removal of XXXTentacion and R. Kelly from Spotify playlists. X’s music was ultimately reinstated for playlist placement, while Kelly’s was not. “We rolled this out wrong and could have done a much better job,” Ek said.

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21 thoughts on “Spotify CEO on Company’s Hateful Conduct Policy: ‘We Rolled This Out Wrong’

  1. Spotify keeping tracks up by artists like xxxtentacion or R. Kelly is financially supporting sex offenders and if your gonna defend them cause you say he was acquitted or that he wasn't convicted even when you can see all the overwhelming evidence brought against them… get real man. What y'all think?

  2. This shit is so disgraceful. So in no way personal matters should be related to music or just arts? Imagine if some asshole musician killed a close one to you, and people still support him instead of supporting you and looking at your cause. Would you not wish to put an end to that musician in anyway or put an end to their gain, support and ties?

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