Spotify To Remove Anti-Semitic Playlist Titles
Music streaming service Spotify announced last week that it would remove playlist titles deemed to contain anti-Semitic hate speech. The action took place following a report by Israeli media sources that users were ignoring Spotify’s ban on hateful lyrics by presenting them in the titles of playlists they produce. One such playlist was titled “Gas the Jews music.” Another was named “The Holocaust was an exaggerated game of hide-and-seek.” Several playlists contained titles that justified Hitler’s actions, such as “Hitler did nothing wrong.” A Spotify spokesman said in response to the media report: “The user-generated content in question violates our policy and is in the process of being removed. Spotify prohibits any user content that is offensive, abusive, defamatory, pornographic, threatening, or obscene.” Spotify provides access to over 50 million tracks of music. (VFI News)
Pray that sharp-eyed individuals and groups - including those of you who read the VFI News issues and love Israel - will continue to identify and successfully challenge anti-Semitic tactics used by sources posting hate on radio, television and other electronic media outlets.