Listen with Care: Countering the Abuse of Audio Streaming

Audio streaming platforms face a systemic problem of targeted and sustained abuse.

Investigating the abuse of audio streaming platforms on twelve of the largest platforms, ActiveFence has discovered the presence of:

  • Violent extremist content
  • Terrorist propaganda
  • Inciting content based on racism, religious intolerance, homophobia, or misogyny.

Furthermore, over ninety-two percent of those platforms are being exploited to spread political and health disinformation.

Companies operating in the audio streaming industry face a sustained risk of harmful platform abuse which can lead to weakened user retention, reduction in advertising revenue, and impediments to future financing.

Read this report to understand these abuses, take-down requirements by, and what companies can do to counter these abuses.