Spotify has added a new Covid disclaimers Joe Rogan’s sometimes controversial podcast. several musicians were also asked to pull their music from the streaming service amid growing controversy over Joe Rogan’s show. White House praised Spotify to add advisory warnings with the podcasts. It also expects, “every platform to continue doing more to call out misinformation”.
Press secretary Jen Psaki said that the administration expects other platforms would also follow suit. Psaki said, “Our hope is [that] all major tech platforms and all major news sources for that matter be responsible and be vigilant to ensure that the American people have access to accurate information on something as significant as Covid.”
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said that the new warnings will redirect the users to a hub containing Covid-19 facts. Mr. Ek said, “become clear to me that we have an obligation to do more to provide balance and access to widely-accepted information from the medical and scientific communities”.
The controversy started on two recent episodes of the Joe Rogan experience podcast. Cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough and immunologist Dr. Robert Malone were present in those podcasts. Both of them expressed their views which are contrary to the COVID advice of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).