Spotify has just released a statement confirming that it has removed music and artists linked to white supremacy from its platform.
The company said in an official statement: ‘Spotify takes
immediate action to remove any such material as soon as it has been
brought to our attention. 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. Illegal content or material that
favours hatred or incites violence against race, religion, sexuality or
the like is not tolerated by us‘.
Last weekend, 32-year-old Heather Heyer died and 20 people were
injured when a white supremacist drove his car into anti-fascist
protesters in Charlottesville and the event has been spiralling into a
series of bad press for Presiden Trump after failing to condemn the
terror groups in his speech.