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Video Streaming, Music and Podcasts

Impersonation & Misrepresentation of Identity

Policy Date:

Apr 14, 2022

Creating great experiences on Spotify requires trust that people are who they say they are, that they won’t be scammed, and that no one is trying to manipulate our platform. Don’t use malicious practices to deceive others. What to avoid:

Content that impersonates others in order to deceive includes, but may not be limited to:

replicating the same name, image, and/or description as another existing creator
posing as another person, brand, or organization in a misleading manner
Content that promotes manipulated and synthetic media as authentic in ways that pose the risk of harm includes, but may not be limited to:

audio or video recording that comes from a real and valid source that has been altered in a way that changes the meaning or context of the original media and is purported to be true, thus posing a risk of harm to the speaker or other individuals
audio or visual media artificially created through the use of technology that’s purported to be true, such as digitally manufactured sexual audio and video content or content falsely suggesting that someone committed a crime
Content that attempts to manipulate or interfere with election-related processes includes, but may not be limited to:

misrepresentation of procedures in a civic process that could discourage or prevent participation
misleading content promoted to intimidate or suppress voters from participating in an election
Content that attempts to take advantage of the Spotify community includes, but may not be limited to:

posting, sharing, or providing instructions on implementing malware or related malicious practices that seek to harm or gain unauthorized access to computers, networks, systems, or other technologies
phishing or related attempts to deceptively solicit or collect sensitive information
promoting investment and financial scams like get rich quick and pyramid schemes, or otherwise encouraging others to part with money under false pretenses

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