Spotify Is Not Spot On With Covid-19 Guidelines

Spotify Is Not Spot On With Covid-19 Guidelines

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Spotify platform makes creator guidelines against Covid-19 information

The Swedish entertainment platform Spotify has been making headlines this weekend with regards to Covid-19. There might be a lot of questions as to why Spotify might be in the hot seat about the recent pandemic.

To begin, American comedian Joe Rogan has created friction between Spotify and its listeners by spreading false information on his podcast. The $100 million dollar podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience has 11 million listeners per episode which makes the concerns all too real.

In addition to Spotify complaints, they are also on the brink of losing artists and other big-time faces.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Megan Markle have shared “concerns” to Spotify about the

all-too-real consequences of COVID-19 misinformation on its platform.” 

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For the same reason, artists Neil Young and Joni Mitchell made it clear they will no longer be supporting Spotify. If they wanted to create a movement they have, since other artists have made appeals to have their music removed.

“Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives,” Mitchell wrote in a post on her website on Friday. “I stand in solidarity with Neil Young and the global scientific and medical communities on this issue.”

To illustrate change Spotify announced Sunday morning that there will be a content advisory for any podcast mentioning COVID-19 

To summarize, Spotify will post its lengthy Platform Rules for the public to read. Spotify does not make posts regarding content rules or regulations.

In addition, they have taken the precaution of guiding their listeners to their Covid- 19 hub. Listeners can receive resources and information provided by trusted scientists and doctors. 

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