Neil Younger has demanded that each one of his music be instantly faraway from Spotify over COVID-19 misinformation stemming from the “Joe Rogan Expertise” podcast.
Neil Younger has reportedly demanded that his music be faraway from Spotify over COVID-19 misinformation shared on Joe Rogan’s podcast. Joe Rogan has sparked a lot controversy over his blatant unfold of COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation on his podcast.
In an open letter to his supervisor and report label that was posted on his Neil Younger Archives web site, Younger acknowledged, “They will have Rogan or Younger. Not each.” The submit has since been faraway from his web site.
Within the letter, the singer stated he wished his supervisor and report label to inform Spotify that he wished all of his music off of their platform instantly. “Spotify is spreading faux details about vaccines – doubtlessly inflicting dying to those that consider the disinformation being unfold by them,” he added.
Younger clarified that his calls for stemmed from The Joe Rogan Expertise, Spotify’s hottest podcast. Rogan signed a $100M cope with the streaming service final 12 months, giving them unique rights to the present. “With an estimated 11 million listeners per episode, JRE, which is hosted solely on Spotify…has large affect,” he stated. “Spotify has a accountability to mitigate the unfold of misinformation on its platform,” he added.
As of Tuesday morning, Younger’s music was nonetheless out there on Spotify.
Final month, round 270 docs, researchers, and different well being care professionals signed an open letter to Spotify, demanding the platform introduce a coverage on misinformation.
The letter particularly cited Rogan’s historical past of spreading misinformation all through the COVID-19 pandemic. “By permitting the propagation of false and societally dangerous assertions, Spotify is enabling its hosted media to wreck public belief in scientific analysis and sow doubt within the credibility of data-driven steerage provided by medical professionals,” the letter acknowledged.
Since signing with Spotify, Rogan has pushed misinformation about masks, vaccines, and using ivermectin to fight COVID-19. Rogan claims that he’s not “an anti-vax particular person”, however continues to push his personal ideologies.
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