In a statement sent to Ubergizmo, the company said, “Deezer does not condone any type of discrimination or form of hate against individuals or groups because of their race, religion, gender or sexuality. We are in the process of swiftly and actively reviewing the content on our platform and have begun and will continue to remove any material that is in any way connected to any white supremacist movement or belief system.”
In addition to removing such music from its platform, the company also revealed that its editorial team will be creating and releasing a playlist in support of the victims from the Charlottesville incident from this past weekend. Deezer and Spotify aren’t alone in trying to block hate groups from its services.
We had also previously reported that companies such as Apple and PayPal were blocking support of its payment services for hate websites that were also selling racist paraphernalia.