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Spotify publicly posts content policy as Rogan responds

Spotify does not allow hatred and incitement of violence, deception, graphic depictions of violence, sexually explicit material, and illegal content. The streaming service also says it forbids “content that promotes dangerous false or dangerous deceptive medical information that may cause offline harm or poses a direct threat to public health.”


“What happens to rule breakers?” the policy says. “We take these decisions seriously and keep context in mind when making them. Breaking the rules may result in the violative content being removed from Spotify. Repeated or egregious violations may result in accounts being suspended and/or terminated.” In other words, Spotify may choose to ignore its own policies at its discretion.

Uh huh. 🤔

Well…when I cancelled Premium, I put “Extremely Unlikely” under “how likely are you to sign up again for Spotify Premium?” (paraphrasing–on their post-cancellation survey). At first, I thought “damn, that’s kinda nuclear. What if they realize they screwed up, apologize and remove Rogan and all is forgiven?” But it seems very unlikely this will actually happen, so not regretting my decision one bit.

Finally, toward the end, with a grin on his face, [Rogan] offered some words to those he later called “the haters,” saying, “If I pissed you off, I’m sorry.”

No you’re not. 🙄

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