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Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer and YouTube found to stream racist music

Added 10-23-20 07:11:02am EST - “A BBC investigation into music streaming found all major services, including Apple Music, has had content that was racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic.” - Appleinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Appleinsider.com: “Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer and YouTube found to stream racist music | AppleInsider”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A BBC investigation into music streaming found all major services, including Apple Music, has had content that was racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic.

As the UK government begins investigating whether streaming sites pay musicians fairly, so that country's national broadcaster has uncovered racist content on the likes of Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and YouTube. BBC News says it found multiple instances of music including, for example, white power, and excerpts from Hitler's speeches.

According to BBC News, the services, including Apple Music, have now taken steps to remove the material. Apple Music reportedly said that it has now hidden the majority of the discovered tracks, and is investigating the rest.

Apple also told the BBC that it maintains "strong editorial guidelines that prohibit distributors and rights owners submitting content like this."

Spotify issued a statement saying that it "prohibits content which expressly and principally advocates or incites hatred or violence against a group or individual based on characteristics (race, religion etc)."

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