Read the article: Spotify Cancels 'Hateful Conduct' Policy After An Industry Uproar by Ben Sisario
Identify 3 reasons and evidence presented to support this article
Spotify’s new policy on removal of music promoting hate and controversial issues and artists found guilty misconduct attracted criticism across the music industry. Critics identified the second part of this policy as a move by a neutral platform in the industry to move to sensor freedom of expression through music. According to Sisario and Coscarelli (2018), some artists felt the move by Spotify brought about selective punishment by reaching into the personal lives of artists. The second reason associated with the uproar involved biased target on black artists who have dominated the hip-hop genre. Lastly, a women advocacy group, Ultraviolent termed this policy as inadequate but the move to reverse the second clause was disheartening as some artists who have been accused of being perpetrators and promoting gender-based violence (Sisario & Coscarelli, 2018).
Are the 3 reasons sound or bad reasoning? Why?
These reasons provided to support or disregard the inclusion of the clause by Spotify on following the conduct of artists to determine hateful conduct is rational given the lack of consistence in addressing previous of some renown artists in the music industry. Spotify, being a neutral platform in the industry went overboard in determining the extent of hateful misconduct.
Does this evidence demonstrate causation toward the conclusion or simply correlation?
The evidence presented in the article presents a cause-and-effect relationship between the inclusion of a clause targeting on hateful conduct of artists outside their music and the reaction by various stakeholders in the industry. The inclusion of such a clause from a neutral party with a role of expanding the market of various genres of music to billions of customers globally exacerbated an underlying issue of violence targeted on women.
Sisario, B., & Coscarelli, J. (2018, June 01). Spotify Cancels 'Hateful Conduct' Policy After an Industry Uproar. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/01/arts/music/spotify-hateful-conduct-policy-r-kelly-xxxtentacion.html