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Spotify Will Add COVID Advisory to Podcasts After Neil Young Quits Service

Earlier this month, 270 scientists and medical professionals signed a letter urging Spotify to take action against Rogan, accusing him of spreading falsehoods on the podcast.
Spotify says it will add content advisory to podcasts that discuss COVID
The Spotify logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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Spotify Technology SA (SPOT.N) will add a “content advisory” to any podcast episode that includes discussion about COVID-19, Chief Executive Officer Daniel Ek said, after coming under fire from rock and folk legends for giving voice to misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

“This new effort to combat misinformation will roll out to countries around the world in the coming days,” Ek wrote in a blog post published Sunday. “To our knowledge, this content advisory is the first of its kind by a major podcast platform.”

Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan also expressed their concern to Spotify about COVID-19 misinformation on its platform and are committed to continuing to work with the company, a spokesperson for their Archewell foundation said on Sunday. read more

The advisory will direct listeners to a COVID-19 hub that contains facts and information from medical and health experts, as well as links to trusted sources.

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