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Porn keeps showing up on Spotify although it isn’t allowed

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Spotify has a smut problem. 

People keep uploading nudes and hardcore porn images to the music site — although it’s against Spotify’s rules.

When The Post conducted several quick Spotify searches for smutty terms on Tuesday, the app displayed several user-generated playlists with pornographic images, including images of topless women and sex acts. 

Spotify’s terms of service forbid “pornography or visual depictions of genitalia or nudity presented for the aim of sexual gratification” — and the positioning says that it continuously identifies and takes down such content. 

But Vice reported on Tuesday that even Spotify searches for periods or commas can turn up filth. 

The news outlet spoke to at least one father whose eight-year-old daughter by chance got here across porn on Spotify after typing in a single period. 

“I don’t know what I expected, nevertheless it sure wasn’t hardcore porn,” the daddy said. 

Several Spotify playlists seen by The Post featured pictures of sex acts.

SpotifyOne other Spotify playlist seen by The Post featured a topless woman.

Along with user-uploaded porn images on playlists, Spotify can also be awash in so-called “audio porn,” in response to Vice. That features records of users reading erotica or making sounds which can be designed to be sexually arousing. 

Social media sites like Instagram and TikTok use artificial intelligence to detect and take down porn posts before they spread. 

It’s unclear if Spotify uses similar technology, but the corporate’s CEO Daniel Ek told Reuters in February that the corporate’s moderation team is a “very big operation” and that the corporate works with third-party reviewers to crack down on harmful content like hate speech and child abuse. 

Spotify didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment from The Post. 

“Spotify prohibits content on our platform that accommodates sexually explicit material,” an organization spokesperson told Vice. “When content that violates this standard is identified, it’s removed.” 

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