How to Stop Advertisers From Using Racial Advertisements
The UK government is taking the unprecedented step of banning advertisements in music from racist and hate speech, with an announcement on Tuesday that will see the government introduce new regulations that will make it illegal to use advertising on social media and radio from the end of 2021.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) announced the regulations last week, and said it was “comprehensive, comprehensive and clear in its guidance” about how to protect advertisers from misuse of the law.
The rules will see an advertising ban apply to all ads which “promote or advocate racism or racial hatred,” the ASA said, as well as the use of images that “may incite hatred against a racial or ethnic group”.
“Advertisers are encouraged to review their advertising practices to ensure they do not perpetuate racism, and to report inappropriate content to the relevant authorities,” it said.
“This action is not a blanket ban, but an appropriate response to a range of issues.”
In a statement, the government said it had “made clear that we will not tolerate or tolerate discrimination in the marketplace”, and “we have committed to taking action when we see it.”
In an emailed statement, Spotify said it “respects and values diversity and equality, and we are committed to protecting our community from harm”.
“Spotify respects the rights of all people, including the right to freedom of expression and association,” the company said.
“We will continue to work with our advertisers to make sure they continue to adhere to our advertising guidelines and to continue to protect their brands.”‘
It’s really disappointing’: The music industry and tech companies say they are still trying to figure out how to address the issue of racist and anti-Semitic content on social networks in the US, Europe and Australia.
Read more: “We’ve been talking to people, and I think what the people that are running these platforms are realizing is that we’re still in the early stages of it,” said Sam Sirota, the co-founder of SoundCloud, which has more than 8 million monthly active users.
“It’s hard to get to the bottom of it, and it’s really frustrating to me, as an entrepreneur, because I love this industry, and this industry is a very important part of our culture.”
“It’s just a sad day, it’s sad for me personally, but I’m sure it’s disappointing for other companies,” he added.
“It just makes you wonder: What happens when you make a mistake and have this kind of content on your platform?”
The ban, which is due to take effect on March 31, follows an unprecedented backlash from the music industry, tech companies and the entertainment industry.
The US Chamber of Commerce, which represents a wide range of companies, including Apple, Spotify and Facebook, issued a statement saying it was disappointed by the announcement.
“We have been working for more than a year to improve the way music is sold, and the legislation proposed today is a step in the right direction,” said the Chamber of the US.
“The Chamber will continue working to ensure that all consumers are able to buy music online and on-demand without fear of discrimination.”
“We are deeply concerned about the actions taken by the U.S. government today,” it added.
Earlier this year, a similar ban was announced in Germany, but that was suspended in March because of concerns about content.
Apple also said it will review the ban to ensure it is “comfortable with the new guidelines,” but that it is not in a position to make any changes.
“The government of Germany has been clear that it will not allow a law to discriminate against our customers, so it is clear we must act now to ensure this law remains in place,” the statement said.
While some tech companies have expressed concern over the legislation, others have said that they see no reason to change their business models.
“There are some big companies in the music business, so the government should look at this and say: ‘Are you going to be a good friend?'” said Sirotsa.
“If we don’t make sure that this happens in our industry, then it won’t happen in any other industry.
There are so many other ways we can protect ourselves.”