Spotify to stop airing political ads

Music streaming giant Spotify announced that it will stop airing political ads in the run-up to the 2020 election.

A spokesman for the company, which has more than 100 million subscribers, told CNN Business that the decision came because Spotify does not have the ability to “ responsibly validate” the advertisements, although he didn’t rule out changes to that policy in the future.

“At this point in time, we do not yet have the necessary level of robustness in our processes, systems, and tools to responsibly validate and review this content. We will reassess this decision as we continue to evolve our capabilities,”
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