Published on March 15th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Using Spotify to smuggle censored stories out of war zones and repressive countries
Spotify is useful for many things, including getting the word out from some of the most dangerous and repressive areas of the world.
According to Digital Music News, Reporters Without Borders Germany is using Spotify get sensitive stories past local censors.
While traditional outlets are either banned or heavily monitored (think YouTube, Facebook and Twitter restrictions in China), authorities have allowed streaming services operate within the country. Stories that would otherwise be suppressed are turned into songs which are then uploaded to a special playlist. This has worked for reporters embedded in places like China, Egypt and Uzbekistan.