Spotify has confirmed it is closing its Russian office indefinitely in protest of the ongoing war in Ukraine.
“Our first priority over the past week has been the safety of our employees and to ensure that Spotify continues to serve as an important source of global and regional news at a time when access to information is more important than ever,” Spotify said in a statement.
Steps Spotify has taken since the war began include reviewing thousands of content and restricting the discoverability of shows run by Russian state media.
Spotify has also removed all content from state-owned media outlets RT and Sputnik from Spotify in the European Union, the United States, and other markets around the world with the exception of Russia.
Spotify will also contribute to local humanitarian efforts in Ukraine by matching employee donations on a two-to-one basis.
Spotify’s action complements several sanctions that technology companies have imposed on Russia over its activities in Ukraine.
For more information, read the original story in Reuters