Taylor Swift (Photo: Mark Metcalfe / Stringer/ Getty Images)

Claim

After singer Taylor Swift made some anti-Republican remarks, Spotify and iTunes have dropped all her songs from their playlist which will cause her a loss of several millions of dollars.

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False

Origin

On October 8, 2018, a report published on a Facebook page known as “America’s Last Line of Defense” stated that both iTunes and Spotify dropped all of Taylor Swift’s songs from their playlist, after she reportedly made some anti-Republican remarks. Is this report true or is it a hoax? We decided to find out the truth about this claim and give you the facts about what actually happened.

Were Taylor Swift’s Songs Dropped from iTunes?

America’s Last Line of Defense Facebook page posted a report stating Taylor Swift made some anti-Republican remarks, which caused Spotify and iTunes to drop all her songs from their playlists. This move will reportedly cause her to lose millions of dollars.

The report published on October 8, 2018 has spread far and wide, causing much confusion and consternation among her die-hard fans and supporters.

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Posted by America's Last Line Of Defense on Monday, October 8, 2018

However, the news published on America’s Last Line of Defense Facebook page is false! Their website is known to publish fake news reports and spread incorrect information on a regular basis. So, the report shouldn’t be taken seriously.

The Website Publishes Satire!

America’s Last Line of Defense is a network of junk news websites and social media accounts that post fabricated, politically divisive content under the guise of “satire.” They even have a disclaimer on their website that reads, “Everything on this website is fiction.”

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In fact, the opposite has happened! Swift endorsed two Democrats in the Senate and House races in Tennessee via an Instagram post where she is registered to vote. Some people were predicting that Swift would receive major blowback from the right-wing supporters, but that isn’t the case.

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Taylor Swift’s Album Sales Have Gone Up

Some of the songstress’ albums have climbed back on iTunes’ American album sales chart since her Instagram post. For example, her most recent album, Reputation, was sitting on No. 32 on the charts on October 6, 2018, but then it climbed back into the top 10.

Swift’s 2014 album, 1989, wasn’t even on the charts on October 6. But after her endorsement, it climbed back into the top 100 and reached No. 94 on the charts. What’s more, her mega-selling 2008 album, Fearless, also made a re-entry into the charts and landed at the 166th position.

Taylor Swift’s songs are actually reappearing on iTunes charts rather than being dropped. So, the website’s claim is clearly false. Swift has not been vocal about her opinions in politics until now, so it’s no wonder people have been interested in finally hearing which way she is leaning in the upcoming elections.

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You Can Still Hear Her Songs on Spotify

Similarly, Spotify hasn’t dropped Taylor Swift’s songs from their playlist, despite the claims from the bogus Facebook page. Anyone can still log in to Spotify and listen to her songs right now.

So, the claim made by America’s Last Line of Defense Facebook page is entirely false!

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