iTunes pulls White Power music

from Rolling Stone

“Apple Pulls White-Power Music From iTunes”

Apple has removed music with racial supremacy–themed messages from iTunes, following scrutiny from the Southern Poverty Law Center (via Noisey). The winter edition of the organization’s “Intelligence Report” criticized the company for offering music by white-power groups like Skrewdriver, Max Resist and the Bully Boys, as well as offering a “Listeners Also Bought” feature that suggested like-minded hatemongers.

An Apple spokesperson confirmed to Rolling Stone that music was removed. The company was not involved in the creation of SPLC’s report – which an organization spokesman says he compiled from monitoring 15 to 20 white-power websites and combing through the catalogs of defunct white-power label Resistance Records and cross-checking to see if they were hateful – but it took some of the music down as a result of the publication.

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Kory Grow, “Apple Pulls White-Power Music From iTunes”

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