Spreaker Pulls Down Hate Speech by Gay-Bashing Radio Host Caiden Cowger
Reaffirms its principle about free speech in the web community.
San Francisco, CA, June 09, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Spreaker released the following statement today regarding their decision, along with YouTube’s, to pull down content from Caiden Cowger, a conservative radio host best-known for spewing anti-gay, hate speech.
Quote, attributable to Spreaker CEO, Francesco Baschieri:
“While we not only support free speech, we help it find its way to more people faster and easier with our service that is the audio equivalent of YouTube, but like them, we cannot and will not condone hate speech. Consequently, we have pulled down audio content from Caiden Cowgar, whose recent gay-bashing clearly crosses the line from free -- to hate -- speech.”
Spreaker, dubbed “Twitter for audio” by TechCrunch, is a mobile and web-based service that makes it easy to spread audio across social networks.
Spreaker is a free online application that lets people create, share and discover live audio broadcast from any computer, tablet or mobile phone. Founded in 2009 by Francesco Baschieri, Marco Pracucci, and Daniele Cremonini, Spreaker is based in San Francisco. For more information about Spreaker, please visit Spreaker.com.
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