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Spotify Turns to Far-Left Activist Groups to Censor Music as They Clap Down on 'Hate Content'

The Spotify logo on a smart phone app.

Last week, the massive music streaming company Spotify announced that it would clamp down on "hate content," and that it would partner with far-left organizations to do so. The company gave no pretense of objectivity, listing six leftist groups and only one moderate group among its partners for identifying such content.

"We do not tolerate hate content on Spotify," the company announced on Thursday. Spotify defined "hate content" as "content that expressly and principally promotes, advocates, or incites hatred or violence against a group or individual based on characteristics, including, race, religion, gender identity, sex, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability."

This sounds innocent enough, and it stands to reason companies would want to avoid such content. Nevertheless, many have redefined "hate speech" to mean "speech I happen to disagree with," and Spotify has decided to team up with one of the groups most notorious for redefining "hate."

"To help us identify hate content, we have partnered with rights advocacy groups, including The Southern Poverty Law Center, The Anti-Defamation League, Color Of Change, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), GLAAD, Muslim Advocates, and the International Network Against Cyber Hate," Spotify announced.