Spotify still doesn’t have a block feature despite frequent reports of harassment

A recent BuzzFeed report shares that users have been harassed via the music streaming service.

July 18, 2018
Spotify still doesn’t have a block feature despite frequent reports of harassment LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images  

Spotify's lack of a block feature on its streaming service has reportedly led to users being stalked and harassed by their abusers, BuzzFeed reports. The report details accounts from from one user, a 26-year-old from Boston named Meghan, who explains that after leaving her ex-boyfriend and blocking him on all social platforms due to emotional abuse and stalking, he has been able to use Spotify to maintain contact with her.

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"Her ex would 'follow what I was listening to and send me emails about it, convinced that what I was listening to was proof I wanted to be with him again,'" The story says. "The messages were often angry. 'This was frightening — it revealed the depth of his desperation to monitor my activity as well as his delusions about getting back together.'"

When asked of any plans to add a block feature, reps from Spotify told BuzzFeed that the company "does not have any timeline on plans for a block feature."

Read the full story here.

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