Spotify, a music and podcast streaming platform announced recently the creation of an. “Safety Advisory Council”To provide input from third parties on certain issues, including “hate speech”Extremism, disinformation and terrorism. This is after a backlash against the platform’s inability to censor Joe Rogan sufficiently to please leftists.
CNBC reports that Spotify recently announced the formation of a “Safety Advisory Council”To provide advice and input on topics such as “hate speech”Online abuse, disinformation and propaganda. It appears that this new group formed as a response to the negative reaction the company experienced earlier in the year. Joe Rogan Experience podcast — which woke leftists claimed spread misinformation.
The new council consists of 18 progressives including representatives from Washington, DC civil rights group the Center for Democracy & Technology, the University of Gothenburg in Germany and the Institute for Technology and Society in Brazil. Spotify’s issues will be addressed by the council.
Dustee Jenkins, Spotify’s global head of public affairs, commented: “The idea is to bring in these world-renowned experts, many of whom have been in this space for a number of years, to realize a relationship with them. And to ensure that it’s not talking to them when we’re in the middle of a situation…Instead, we’re meeting with them on a pretty regular basis, so that we can be much more proactive about how we’re thinking about these issues across the company.”
According to reports, the council’s role is advisory and does not have any real authority to make policy decisions at Spotify. Spotify, reportedly, will choose which issues it submits to the council to be reviewed.
Spotify’s head of trust and safety, Sarah Hoyle, said that the council was not formed as a reaction to “any particular creator or situation,”However, it is a way to recognize the problems of managing a global service when threats and information are constantly changing.
“How do we augment the internal expertise that we already have at Spotify, to tap into these folks whose life’s work has been studying this, and they’re on the ground in markets all around the world, just like our users, just like our creators,”Hoyle.
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