Backlash over Rogan places Spotify at center of misinformation, free speech debate
by STEPHEN LOIACONI, The National Desk
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Announcer Joe Rogan reacts during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

Amid growing backlash over its handling of COVID-19 misinformation broadcast by comedian Joe Rogan and other users, Spotify announced Sunday it would add content advisories to any podcast discussing the pandemic and direct listeners to a hub of authoritative information.


“Based on the feedback over the last several weeks, it’s 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 guiding us through this unprecedented time,” Spotify CEO and co-founder Daniel Ek said in a statement.

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