Spotify released a new content advisory label for podcasters after multiple artists threaten to remove their music from the platform as the Joe Rogan podcast continues to spread misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines.
Who is Joe Rogan?
Joe Rogan was UFC fighter & a comedian who found his way in the entertainment industry in 2001 for hosting Fear Factor till 2006. He is a comedian by trade and subsequently started the Joe Rogan Experience podcast in 2009 which was turned into a Spotify exclusive in 2020.
Joe Rogan and COVID-19 vaccine misinformation – what is going on?
There have been countless anti-COVID-19 vax demonstrations globally however, The Joe Rogan Experience podcast which is very popular podcast both in the US & UK, hosted a series of guests who spread misinformation about COVID-19.
As a result, multiple artists like Neil Young removed his music from Spotify in protest of the platform doing nothing about Joe’s misleading claims on his show. Joni Mitchell with the Foo Fighters and Prince Harry & Meghan are also threatening to walk if Spotify continues to do nothing about Joe Rogan’s misinformation.
What is the new Spotify content advisory label?
Banning spreaders of misinformation is something social media platforms have been extremely difficult for social media platforms to combat: in particular spreaders of misinformation.