Spotify Purchases a Company that Identifies Dangerous Content
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- October 6, 2022
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Spotify Technology said it has acquired Kinzen, a company that helped it identify harmful content on the platform.
Podcasting service Spotify Technology SA said Wednesday that it has acquired Kinzen, a company that helped it identify harmful content on the platform.
The acquisition is part of Spotify’s efforts to deal with harmful content on its service following a backlash earlier this year over the “Joe Rogan Experiment,” in which the podcaster was accused of spreading misinformation about COVID-19.
The Dublin-based company has been with Spotify since 2020, initially focusing on the safety of election-related content around the world. Since then, Kinzen State has expanded to include disinformation, disinformation, and hate speech.
“Kinzen brings a range of tools and expertise to help us better understand the content on our platform and emerging abuse trends,” said Sarah Howell, Director of Trust and Security at Spotify.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Earlier this year, It said it would be more transparent in how it defines acceptable and unacceptable content. It first published its platform rules in January. In June, it formed a security advisory board to provide information about harmful content.
Kinzen will provide early warning of problems in different markets, helping the app to edit content more effectively in more languages.
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