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Spotify to add advisory to Covid-linked podcasts after Neil Young's protest over disinformation

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have also flagged concerns over misinformation on Spotify's platform, but reiterated their commitment to continue using it to publish their content.

January 31, 2022 / 10:45 AM IST
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Spotify said the "new effort to combat misinformation" would roll out in the next few days.

Music streaming giant Spotify announced Sunday that it would start guiding listeners of podcasts discussing Covid-19 to more information about the pandemic, following a row that saw artist Neil Young remove his music from the platform.

The move comes after artists, spearheaded by Neil Young, earlier this week demanded the streaming service remove their music or drop podcaster Joe Rogan after a call from medical professionals to prevent Rogan from promoting "several falsehoods about Covid-19 vaccines."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have also flagged concerns over misinformation on Spotify's platform, but reiterated their commitment to continue using it to publish their content.

"We are working to add a content advisory to any podcast episode that includes a discussion about Covid-19," Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said in a statement.