eli5: Why are sites like Spotify and Apple Music so strict in marking explicit music, while there are thousands of videos and songs unmarked on YouTube?

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eli5: Why are sites like Spotify and Apple Music so strict in marking explicit music, while there are thousands of videos and songs unmarked on YouTube?

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You can upload anything you want to youtube, and there’s no barrier for entry. You’re not paying youtube to watch someone’s video, so the obligation to correctly indicate explicit language falls on the uploader; uploaders are lazy and no one’s kicking up much of a fuss about it, so youtube doesn’t care.

On spotify or apple music though, you’re paying money for a curated collection; you expect a certain level of quality because it’s costing you $10 a month, or however much you’re paying. Just as it’s expected that songs have the correct titles and artists attributed to them, music streaming services are expected to mark explicit content, since they’re the ones providing it.