We’ve seen how our actions and choices made in life can affect other parts of our life. For example posting something stupid on social media can get someone fired from their job. However Spotify recently came under fire for trying to implement what they’re calling a conduct policy.

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The company had pulled musician R. Kelly’s music from its playlists following allegations that the singer was guilty of crimes such as sexual assault and statutory rape amongst other things.  However it seems that Spotify has ultimately decided to back down from implementing the policy, claiming that it was never their intention to play judge and jury.

According to Spotify, “As some have pointed out, this language was vague and left too many elements open to interpretation. We created concern that an allegation might affect artists’ chances of landing on a Spotify playlist and negatively impact their future. Some artists even worried that mistakes made in their youth would be used against them.”

“Across all genres, our role is not to regulate artists. Therefore, we are moving away from implementing a policy around artist conduct.” However this doesn’t mean Spotify will be taking it easy as they are still standing firm on removing content from its platform that promotes hate speech. “Spotify does not permit content whose principal purpose is to incite hatred or violence against people because of their race, religion, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. As we’ve done before, we will remove content that violates that standard. We’re not talking about offensive, explicit, or vulgar content – we’re talking about hate speech.”

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