“This new effort to combat disinformation will be released in the country and in the world in the coming days,” he added.
This announcement follows a controversy started by American-Canadian musician Young, who announced this week the departure of his music from the Swedish platform if it did not give up hosting the podcast of the controversial and widely listened to American entertainer Joe Rogan.
Rogan, 54, is accused of having discouraged young people from getting vaccinated and promote the use of an unauthorized treatment against the coronavirus.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also raised concerns about misinformation on the Spotify platform, but They reaffirmed their commitment to continue using it to spread their content.
Eck indicated that listeners will be guided to our dedicated covid-19 hub, a resource that provides easy access to factual and up-to-date information that has been shared by scientists, clinicians, academics and health authorities around the world.”
The “new effort to combat misinformation” will come out in the coming days, he said.
Rogan, who has an exclusivity agreement with $100 million with Spotify, kept his space on the platform, which began to withdraw Young’s song catalog.
In a video uploaded to his Instagram account, Rogan expressed his disappointment that Young and artist Joni Mitchell have removed their music from Spotify and sought to explain why his podcast has been criticized.
He cited two episodes in particular in which interviewed a cardiologist and a virologist who worked with messenger RNA technology, used in some of the vaccines against covid-19.
“They have a different take on the overall narrative. I wanted to hear your opinion.” Rogan commented.
He insisted that his interest is “to tell the truth, I’m interested in finding out what the truth is and in having interesting conversations with people who have different opinions.”
Too celebrated Spotify’s decision to add a content advisory to any coronavirus-related episode of a podcast.
Spotify said it regretted Young’s decision but cited the need to balance “the safety of users with the freedom of creators”.
His new measures were celebrated by organizations such as the Rumble video platform, which highlighted the “defense of creators” and “freedom of speech.”
But Young, 76, has drawn praise for her stance against misinformation including from the head of the World Health Organization.