Spotify announced Sunday that it will include a warning on all of its content where Covid-19 is discussed, in response to attempts to cancel “The Joe Rogan Experience” show.
Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek said in a statement that they were working to add a content warning to any episode of a podcast that includes a discussion around Covid-19, in which he also details that he will publish the company’s broadcast rules.
The warning, Spotify claims, will direct listeners to a Covid-19 hub, a resource that provides easy access to data-driven, up-to-date information shared by scientists, physicians, academics and public health authorities around the world, as well as links to reliable sources.
Ek stated he had heard the criticism and will therefore implement the changes.
Following the controversy, Joe Rogan posted a video on his Instagram account clarifying that he has invited experts with sufficient credentials to discuss aspects related to Covid, and that what months ago was labeled as a “conspiracy theory,” such as the fact that those vaccinated could transmit the virus, or that certain types of masks are not effective against the illness, has ended up being true.
He also clarified that, not being a doctor himself, he hosts credentialed experts so that they can give their perspective on what is happening and have different points of view on the current pandemic.