Facebook and Spotify are tackling extremist accounts

Facebook and Spotify are tackling extremist accounts

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Facebook has the account of a right-wing extremist closed who was present at the demonstration in Charlottesville. Spotify weerde ‘hate groups’ of its music service.

The Facebook – and Instagram-accounts of the extreme right-wing Christopher Cantwell are closed. That says a spokesperson of Facebook against the news agency AP. Also pages are closed that were connected to his podcast, and the extreme group of which he was part.

Cantwell was in the days after a large from the hand ultra-nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville known for a movie of Vice. Therein offended he groups and he called the death of the deceased demonstrante ‘justified’.

Also music service Spotify took. Different ‘haatbands’ were taken offline, after Digital Music News a list published of 37 extreme right-wing artists that are on Spotify to stream. There are, in any case, some removed, allows Spotify, the others are still being examined. That writes Billboard.

A spokesperson says be glad to with the warnings that this kind of bands on the platform and that the company appropriate action to take. “Illegal content and material that promotes hate or violence propagates across race, religion, or sexuality will not be tolerated.”

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