Just one day after announcing that he was leaving Instagram for unfairly censoring him and deleting his posts, 50 Cent is sharing his opinion on Twitter now. Never one to remain quiet for too long, 50 was critical of the photo-based social media site yesterday after they removed things from his page without notifying him, leading him to post several mysterious black boxes this morning. While the empty posts are likely his fight against their censorship of his profile, Fiddy commented on Spotify’s new “Anti-Hate” policy on a different social medium for once, making his way to Twitter.
Spotify recently implemented a new policy that attempts to reduce the amount of hateful content on their streaming platform and with it came the removals of R. Kelly, XXXTentacion, and Tay-K songs from their official playlists. While it will be incredibly difficult to crack down on any music recorded by problematic artists, their decisions to pull Kells, X and Tay-K have been critiqued by some, including 50 Cent. In a tweet published today, Fif said, “Spotify is wrong for what there [sic] doing to artist like R Kelly and xxxtentacion. There [sic] not even convicted of any thing.” 50 has a point in arguing that people should be considered innocent until they are proven guilty and, although each artist removed from the Spotify official playlists has proven to be controversial, there is little justification for why they were chosen instead of other problematic artists.
What do you think of the anti-hate policy? Do you see it as a productive improvement or is it as problematic as 50 believes?