In the wake of violence involving white nationalists that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend, Google, GoDaddy, Facebook, Reddit, GoFundMe, and other major organizations have taken action against hateful content on their platforms.
Today, Spotify released a statement to Billboard saying they're taking a stand against "hate bands," explaining that "illegal content or material that favors hatred or incites violence against race, religion, sexuality or the like is not tolerated by us."
Spotify has already removed several white supremacist artists from their library after they were flagged for hateful, racist material by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
A spokesperson at the company said that "Spotify takes immediate action to remove any such material as soon as it has been brought to our attention. We are glad to have been alerted to this content - and have already removed many of the bands identified today, whilst urgently reviewing the remainder."
The service also launched a new "Patriotic Passion" playlist that they describe as "a soundtrack to an America worth fighting for" and are directing listeners to "learn more about fighting social injustice and upholding real American values here: splcenter.org."