Spotify And Apple Take Actions To Stop White Supremacist Merchandise And Services
On Saturday, a violent white nationalist attack broke the peace of Charlottesville, Virginia, it left three dead and dozens injured in the rally. Many people in the U.S and all around the world fulminate against this attack, and many big companies also start to take actions to against the white nationalist.
“Spotify takes immediate action to remove any such material as soon as it has been brought to our attention. We are glad to have been alerted to this content — and have already removed many of the bands identified today, whilst urgently reviewing the remainder.”
—Spotify spokesperson said
After the attack, popular music streaming service Spotify started to check their music service and drop those bands flagged by the Southern Poverty Law Center as “white power” music in the wake of the Charlottesville tragedy, what’s more, some bands are in the process of reviewing.
At the same time, Apple also joined to fight against the white supremacist, it has disabled its payments system on those websites that identified to sell white supremacist and Nazi-themed merchandise, and AmericanVikings.com and VinlandClothing.com are included.
Till now, more and more companies like PayPal and Stripe are in the process of disabling their products or services which contains the white nationalist content.