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How Podcast Platforms Respond to Hate Speech: Clinic Releases New Memo

The Cyberlaw Clinic shares a new memorandum on content regulation policy for the podcasting community

We found that podcast platforms varied widely in the language of their content policies. Some were short and broad — for example, Apple Podcasts’ terms merely say that they will prohibit content that may be “construed as racist, misogynist, or homophobic” or that depicts “hate themes.” But even within Apple there are significantly different approaches to content regulation. Apple’s App Store Guidelines, unlike their podcast equivalents, include seven paragraphs defining “offensive content.”

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