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Spotify still features R. Kelly merch, despite new policies against sex offenders

By Martha Tesema

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Earlier this month, Spotify announced a set of new policies implemented in an effort to quell the outrage against offenders with numerous violent or sexual misconduct allegations — like R. Kelly, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault, and is allegedly running a sex cult. But Spotify is still promoting his merch.

These new content rules mean the streaming service will not be promoting R. Kelly’s music — or any artist’s music that aligns with their “hate content” policy — on promoted playlists or positions on the app.

Since then, Apple Music and Pandora have also quietly …

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