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Spotify removes white supremacy music after events in Charlottesville

Spotify removes white supremacy music after events in Charlottesville
From BBC - August 17, 2017

Spotify has removed several white supremacist bands from its service, following recent events at Charlottesville in America.

Earlier this week, a music news website published a list of 37 "white power" bands which were being streamed online.

Less than 48 hours later, Spotify announced they had removed some of the bands from its service.

The Swedish company says it is also considering taking down the other named artists on the list.

"Spotify takes immediate action to remove any such material as soon as it has been brought to our attention," a spokesperson said in an official statement.

"We are glad to have been alerted to this content - and have already removed many of the bands identified today, while urgently reviewing the remainder."

Spotify also gave a second statement to Billboard magazine, which outlined its stance on offensive music.

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