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Spotify Banning Neo Nazi Music

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posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 01:11 PM
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Here's what I want to know....

When will these companies be sued for violating federal law? I understand everyone defending their decisions to go against any constitutional writings and protected free speech because they are private corporations, right? They have that right because it's their business, and they can censor whatever they wish.

What is going to happen once ALL service providers censor their material? If there is no other option than to use their company/program for certain services, then what? I don't care what anyone says, this is going to destroy this country (what's left of it, any way)

Do you want to become like China? Because this is how you become like China.




posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 01:11 PM
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Oh wonderful!
The SPLC will once again become the official arbiters of social acceptability.
How is it this one group has such reach and stamp of official approval?



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 01:12 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: FauxMulder




Why is it so hard for people to understand a private company can do what ever the F## they want? If you dont like it, then dont patronize that business.

If it were the government censoring someone that would be a different issue.

But it aint.


Not really. Censorship is censorship. Sure they can do what they want, but what they are doing is censorship.


Christian bookstores won't sell porn.

Censorship.



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 01:14 PM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: Edumakated

You don't have to be a Christian to subscribe to a Christian music service, but this service won't provide music that goes against their main subscriber base.

Spotify has made the decision to make their main subscriber base non-nazis, so you can be a nazi and subscribe to their service, but they won't provide music that goes against their main subscriber base.

Same same.


Go to www.spotify.com. What does it say? "MUSIC FOR EVERYONE"

Maybe they should change that motto to "Music We Like"



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 01:14 PM
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a reply to: kaylaluv




Christian bookstores won't sell porn.

Censorship.


Now you're getting the hang of it.



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 01:15 PM
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a reply to: FauxMulder




Yes it is.

Wal-Mart doesn't sell dildos.

Censorship.

Good thing we have capitalism and there will be other places that will gladly sell this music.


Dildos are not a Walmart product. poor analogy.



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 01:16 PM
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a reply to: kaylaluv

Who knew?

Deciding not to carry something in your store, whatever the nature of that store, is censorship.

It's literally the same as forcibly requiring porn stars to stop making porn and skinhead bands to stop making their music if a store elects not to carry their work.
edit on 17-8-2017 by Shamrock6 because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 01:16 PM
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a reply to: dothedew

If every company ends up censoring their material then start a company that doesn't. If the material being censored has any merit then a company that provides that material will have a ready market for their product. We're talking Capitalism 101 here.



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 01:17 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6




Who knew?

Deciding not to carry something in your store, whatever the nature of that store, is censorship.

It's literally the same as forcibly preventing porn stars to stop making porn and skinhead bands to stop making their music if a store elects not to carry their work.


It's not the same. Poor analogy.



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 01:17 PM
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Will they be banning any "kill whitey" songs anytime soon?

How about Twitter or Farcebook banning Islamic extremists? You can find their head cutting videos anytime of the day there.



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 01:17 PM
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I was not even aware that there was a type of music devoted to this group. I wonder why they hosted it in the first place. Lots of companies or now purging their inventories, web hosting companies are dropping the racist groups sites but why did they host them at all.

And now all a sudden they decide to rid themselves of it, why did they ever sale Nazi memorabilia, host hate sites, or music in the first place. They accuse the President of being disingenuous at renouncing these hateful people but they have been making money off of the hatred for a number of years now, seems we have others not so genuine
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posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 01:17 PM
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originally posted by: Hecate666
Only problem with that is that there is no other place they can go, because they will be banned everywhere, including using their own server and website.



So let me get this straight... if Nazi music wasn't featured anywhere on the web because private companies opt out of distributing it, you'd be upset by this?

If somebody is that bent on goosestepping to their favorite tunes, they can fork over the cash to buy an album.

Why is this even being debated?

Even if your slippery slope was taken to the extreme end and no web hosts will even host a Nazi site, why couldn't some aspiring Goebbels start their own web host? Then they could host all the white nationalist garbage they like. Maybe they could even get their own domain extension like .kkk so they can proudly display their anti-American sentiments.



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 01:18 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: FauxMulder




Yes it is.

Wal-Mart doesn't sell dildos.

Censorship.

Good thing we have capitalism and there will be other places that will gladly sell this music.


Dildos are not a Walmart product. poor analogy.


Why? Because it shows how retarded it is to be upset about a private company having the right to sell whatever product they want?



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 01:18 PM
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originally posted by: Edumakated

originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: Edumakated

You don't have to be a Christian to subscribe to a Christian music service, but this service won't provide music that goes against their main subscriber base.

Spotify has made the decision to make their main subscriber base non-nazis, so you can be a nazi and subscribe to their service, but they won't provide music that goes against their main subscriber base.

Same same.


Go to www.spotify.com. What does it say? "MUSIC FOR EVERYONE"

Maybe they should change that motto to "Music We Like"


That's right. The least they could do is be honest. A Christian book store, just to use a recent example, is honest about what it is. Spotify isn't.



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 01:19 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: Shamrock6




Who knew?

Deciding not to carry something in your store, whatever the nature of that store, is censorship.

It's literally the same as forcibly preventing porn stars to stop making porn and skinhead bands to stop making their music if a store elects not to carry their work.


It's not the same. Poor analogy.


You're right, it's not the same. Censorship is the suppression of something.

Not electing to carry a product is not suppressing the product.

Poor argument.



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 01:19 PM
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Why? Because it shows how retarded it is to be upset about a private company having the right to sell whatever product they want?


No, because it was a poor analogy.



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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originally posted by: DJMSN
I was not even aware that there was a type of music devoted to this group. I wonder why they hosted it in the first place. Lots of companies or now purging their inventories, web hosting companies are dropping the racist groups sites but why did they host them at all and now all a sudden they decide to rid themselves of it, why did they ever sale Nazi memorabilia, host hate sites, or music in the first place. They accuse the President of being disingenuous at renouncing these hateful people but they have been making money off of the hatred for a number of years now, seems we have others not so genuine


It is virtue signaling. It isn't about the logic or consistency. It is announcing to other progressives and liberals you are down with the cause.

As a private entity, spotify can do what they want. My point in starting this thread was just saying we are going down a very dangerous road. Like I said, today it is some white power rock group. Tomorrow it will be Public Enemy or Dead Prez. All that will be left is state approved music acts that have been thoroughly vetted to not offend anyone.



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6




You're right, it's not the same. Censorship is the suppression of something.

Not electing to carry a product is not suppressing the product.

Poor argument.


I'm not sure where you're inventing this definition of censorship, but banning, prohibiting or suppressing a type of music on a music service is censorship.



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 01:21 PM
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Did anyone know Spotify carried right wing music before all this?
What will happen is that Spotify will get mentioned in the news again, cementing their market position. People who want to listen to this music will look for it in torrents and the online shops that sell the cd's.

Spotify didn't do this because they are staffed by absolutely awesome people with morals, as my previous post alluded to, they have no problem with paedos and rapists, as someone else said, they have no problem with violent, anti white lyrics.

My bet is they know the market for what is (mostly) really poor quality music is tiny and they won't take a hit from it and might even gain from the publicity.

It feels like censorship because they are so all pervading now, kind of like when google try to disappear certain web pages.



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 01:22 PM
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Is there something wrong with letting the consumer make the choices?

I've no use for the ideology of WS (hopefully that's sunk in by now?), but I fail to see the issue of its presence. I don't listen to it, what little I've heard is rather nauseating, but I can make up my own mind. I don't need, nor want, someone else deciding what's suitable for me, or anyone else, to listen to.

I find it annoying, angering even.



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