Neil Young Tells Spotify To Remove Music Over Joe Rogan Misinformation
Neil Young has demanded that streaming service Spotify remove his music from their platform because they are allowing the “spread” of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.
The legendary musician made the request, via an open letter to his manager and record label, in which he accuses Spotify of “spreading fake information about vaccines.”
One specific example, Young gives is podcaster Joe Rogan a prominent sceptic of the COVID-19 vaccine, who signed a $100 million deal with Spotify given them exclusive rights to his show, The Joe Rogan Experience.
“With an estimated 11 million listeners per episode, JRE [Joe Rogan Experience], which is hosted exclusively on Spotify, is the world’s largest podcast and has tremendous influence,” he writes.
“Spotify has a responsibility to mitigate the spread of misinformation on its platform, though the company presently has no misinformation policy,” he added.
At the time of writing, Young’s discography remains accessible on Spotify, and the open letter that was posted on his website has since been deleted.
Spotify have also not yet commented on the open letter nor Young’s demands.
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