Spotify appears to be covering themselves following a disagreement about COVID-19 information by adding an advisory to podcasts that is meant to “combat misinformation.”
- Spotify to add COVID-19 advisory to its podcasts following nationwide coverage of the streaming platform’s podcasts, according to The Epoch Times.
- The platform made headlines when legendary singer Neil Young gave them an ultimatum, saying he wanted his music removed if they kept podcaster Joe Rogan on their service.
- Young accused Rogan of spreading false information about coronavirus vaccines and “potentially causing death.”
- Spotify choose to remove Neil Young’s music, allowing Rogan to continue on, despite frustrations over Rogan’s non-CDC compliant stance on COVID-19 and vaccinations.
WHAT COMMENTATORS SAY ABOUT THE FEUD:
- Journalist and attorney Glen Greenwood penned an article titled, “The Pressure Campaign on Spotify to Remove Joe Rogan Reveals the Religion of Liberals: Censorship,” calling out the left over their frustrations with Rogan.
- Political commentator and sports journalist Clay Travis said in his take that, “If I’m Joe Rogan, I’m rooting for Spotify to fire me. Rogan would get most of his contract paid out, his audience would follow him, and he could start his own media company, which would likely make him even more money.”
- Rogan is a comedian, actor, UFC commentator, and believed to be the number one podcaster in the world.
- Rogan is believed to have a net worth of around $150 million, according to Investor Mint.
- Rogan himself posted a response to the controversy talking about which episodes were the most controversial and addressing why he had them on his show.