Spotify will include notices in all content where covid-19 is discussed



Spotify announced this Sunday that will include a notice in all its contents where it talks about the covid-19, in response to the criticism received by the broadcast of the program 'The Joe Rogan Experience', and which is accused of promoting conspiracy theories about the coronavirus and to encourage not to be vaccinated.

"We are working to add a content advisory to every episode of a podcast that includes a discussion about covid-19", assured the executive director of the music platform and pre-recorded programs, Daniel Ek, in a statement in which he also details that he will publish the company's broadcasting rules.

The notice, says Spotify, will direct listeners to a "covid-19 center, a resource that provides easy access to data-driven data, up-to-date information shared by scientists, clinicians, academics, and public health authorities from around the world, as well as links to reliable sources.

The controversy around Spotify focuses on the program The Joe Rogan Experience, considered as the most popular podcast of U.S.

The program, which is offered exclusively on this platform after Spotify signed Rogan for 100 million dollars in 2020, has been repeatedly criticized for promoting conspiracy theories about the coronavirus and encourage not to get vaccinated.

A letter signed by 270 American doctors and scientists warned a few weeks ago to Spotify that it was allowing the dissemination of messages that damage public confidence in scientific research and health recommendations.

"There has been a lot of conversation about information about covid-19 on Spotify. We have heard the criticism and are implementing changes to help combat misinformation," Ek wrote on Twitter, acknowledging that, despite having rules for content production, they have not been "transparent" when it comes to making them known. for everyone

The last to criticize Spotify have been the prince harry from England and his wife Meghan Markle who expressed concern to the company for misinformation about covid-19 on the platform, although they assured that they remain willing to continue working with it, a spokesperson for its foundation, Archewell, explained today.

The pronouncement of the Dukes of Sussex occurs after Neil Young and Joni Mitchell announced they were pulling their music from Spotify as a protest against the broadcast of the popular Joe Rogan podcast.

The executive director of the platform also insisted this Sunday on Spotify's commitment to fighting misinformation as well as education on issues related to covid-19.

"We launched various educational resources and campaigns to raise awareness and developed and promoted a global COVID-19 information hub," Spotify's chief executive officer said in the statement.



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