Following criticism from musicians and Spotify users, Spotify said it will add content advisories to podcasts about COVID-19. Via AP:
NEW YORK (AP) — Following protests of Spotify kicked off by Neil Young over the spread of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, the music streaming service said that it will add content advisories before podcasts discussing the virus.
In a post Sunday, Spotify chief executive Daniel Ek laid out more transparent platform rules given the backlash stirred by Young, who on Wednesday had his music removed from Spotify after the tech giant declined to get rid of episodes of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” which has been criticized for spreading virus misinformation.
“Personally, there are plenty of individuals and views on Spotify that I disagree with strongly,” wrote Ek. “It is important to me that we don’t take on the position of being content censor while also making sure that there are rules in place and consequences for those who violate them.”
Spotify said it will add content advisories to podcasts about COVID-19 following protests that began with Neil Young removing his music from the platform after it refused to take down episodes of Joe Rogan’s podcast criticized for spreading misinformation. https://t.co/s1EylG5c61
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