Some of this podcast content is getting pretty graphic. I don't think many extremists would self-identify as such so maybe there should be a 3rd party to review if content is suitable for all audiences.
Even a LOT of Music gets away with being explicit, without the ‘Explicit’ label. There used to be a ‘Report Explicit Content’ option. If they can’t bring that back, maybe they could at least let us mark content as Explicit for our own account(s)? To clarify, there is some explicit content I like in some contexts (H.a.m. by PrototypeRaptor during exercise for example), and I’m nearly never if ever going to Hide Explicit Content via Settings—but I’d still like to know which songs I enjoy contain explicit content (the Live version of Invisible Touch by Genesis from The Way We Walk Vol. 1 comes to mind) in advance more reliably. I also want to voluntarily help people avoid accidentally hearing tracks like these since they’re not labeled as Explicit already. Maybe crowdsource the reporting of Explicit content somehow. I’d post this in an Ideas forum post but I’m sure it’s been complained about enough before.
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This is a terrible method for solving your company's ethical gaffes. How do you expect to count the votes of your customers who leave and never look back? Is it not enough to register a complaint (without becoming and activist)? Do you think this process would provide any defensibility if Spotify was threatened with legal action?
I would love to hear a response to this issue from a senior leader at Spotify. We shouldn't have to solve issues like this in the community forums.