Music streaming giant Spotify said Wednesday it had closed its office in Russia and removed Russian state-sponsored content from its service.
“We have closed our office in Russia until further notice,” said the Stockholm-based company, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
In addition, the streaming giant said it had examined “thousands of podcast episodes since the start of the war” and limited users’ ability to find podcasts owned and operated by media outlets tied to the Russian state.
But it would keep its service open to Russian users.
“We believe that it is of utmost importance that our service is available in Russia to allow a global flow of information,” Spotify said.
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