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Cannot report offensive Spotify In Solidarity content

Roadie

Plan

Premium (now free, since I cancelled my premium account over Spotify pushing politics)

Country

South Africa

 

Device

PC, Windows Desktop Client

Operating System

(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)

 

My Question or Issue

Usually, users may report offensive content with the Report option accessible via the right click menu or hamburger button. However, for curated content from Spotify, users find this Report button disabled.

Some users do not want to have political content on their feeds, so this is a technical flaw that needs to be addressed. I must be able to report Spotify's content in order to remove it from my feed. In particular, I would like to remove any political content from my feed, especially divisive content like Black Lives Matter playlists.

I am a foreigner with 0 interest in American rioting and certainly do not wish to show solidarity with anyone who confuses looting and rioting with the right to free assembly. Spotify does not carry a mandate to  'show solidarity' on my behalf, or to determine which cause deserves my 'solidarity'. Kindly fix your platform so that I may report your misguided and offensive curated content and remove it from my sight.

Update: I have cancelled my premium subscription for the time being. If Spotify fixes its platform to allow me to opt out of political content from my feed, then I will reconsider and go premium again. Enough of this woke nonsense. Not in my name and certainly not with my money.

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Re: Cannot report offensive Spotify In Solidarity content

Roadie

Seems like one can avoid the woke nonsense by switching to a Private Session, in both the web client and the Windows application. Regardless, something fishy happened as all the woke nonsense miraculously disappeared. I'm waiting for a statement of some sort from Spotify before switching on my Premium account again, but for now this matter is resolved

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Re: Cannot report offensive Spotify In Solidarity content

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I have the same issue on the Linux desktop client. The application is being abused to push a political agenda, which is extremely inappropriate for a music streaming service to do.

I have no opinion about this movement, and I want to have no opinion about this movement. I simply do not want the Spotify desktop client to push any politics, especially because I pay for your service. It is fine for individual employees at Spotify to have political views, but Spotify as a company should abstain from it entirely.

Do one thing and do it well. Be a music streaming service.

Re: Cannot report offensive Spotify In Solidarity content

Casual Listener

Same here.

Re: Cannot report offensive Spotify In Solidarity content

Roadie
This issue is present on the web interface too. Same story: Report button is disabled for In Solidarity content.

Re: Cannot report offensive Spotify In Solidarity content

Visitor
I am experiencing the same issue on Windows and iOS. I have no option for reporting this offensive political propaganda on either platform.

I reported this issue directly to the Spotify support and was told that they do not provide any way to disable this political agenda of theirs, as I initially confused this for advertisement, which I found odd as a paying customer.

The support went on to further claim that the political propaganda will be removed tomorrow (Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020) from my feed. I cannot begin to express my disapointment in this matter and I hope that Spotify as a company has learned of this PR failture of theirs that trying to propagate political agendas upon their users. I can only fear that when I log on some time later in June that the icon or something will be changed to the pride colors for another PR miscarriage.

Re: Cannot report offensive Spotify In Solidarity content

Casual Listener
I just had to join this damn community because of this same reason, to be able to say I am not the least bit interested in the BLM movement. Why am I getting this **bleep** on my front page of Spotify???? I am a paying customer for chrissakes..

Re: Cannot report offensive Spotify In Solidarity content

Visitor

Exactly.  I do not need Spotify deciding that supporting a violent, divisive organization is something that I want to do.  Please remove this offensive content from my Home page.

Re: Cannot report offensive Spotify In Solidarity content

Visitor
I also want this disabled. While I'm upset with what's happening in the country, my music is my way out of this world along with it's issues. Create a separate playlist for this and let those that don't want to see this stuff disable it. We pay $120 a year for streaming, and I expect my music service to be indifferent with politics and events.

Re: Cannot report offensive Spotify In Solidarity content

Casual Listener

Spotify, you overstepped your competence, significantly.

I do not give a flying duck about the whole non-sense and this is a deliberate choice, so keep your music streaming platform (and this is what you are; not less, not more) CLEAR of such political stuff. It has NO place and if you really found it to be that important, provide a way to opt-out to such stuff.

A feature I cannot turn off, is in fact a bug!

Re: Cannot report offensive Spotify In Solidarity content

Visitor

This is extremely offensive to me, an angry fist in the air with a group that has been taken over by Antifa anarchists.   These people are going too far......I will find another music source if they don't correct this ASAP

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