Far-right pod found on mainstream streaming platforms

Spotify un-right yourself!

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Some well-known platforms host rightwing podcasts.

Lyssna: White supremacists air views on podcasts

White supremacists in Sweden are using podcasts – published on well-known platforms – to spread their messages online, reports newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

Daniel Poohl, editor-in-chief at Expo, a magazine that’s long covered right-wing extremism in Sweden, says podcasts have become a more popular medium among alt-right groups to spread their message and to help recruit new members.

Spotify, one of the platforms that features a podcast by the Swedish far-right group Nordic Alt-right, did not respond to Dagens Nyheter for comment about the podcast.

Poohl says it wouldn’t take much for platforms to be more vigilant against hosting content that’s racist and that could incite hatred.

Liv Lewitschnik
liv.lewitschnik@sverigesradio.se