Spotify Goes Wobbly — Will Add ‘Content Advisory’ over Coronavirus Misinformation

Spotify announced on Sunday it will add “content advisory” over coronavirus misinformation in the face of protests against podcaster Joe Rogan.

In a statement on Sunday, Spotify CEO and co-founder Daniel Ek said that the company will do more to “provide balance and access to widely-accepted information” for the coronavirus. Sources confirmed to CNN that the company will now be “adding a content advisory to any podcast episode that includes discussion about Covid-19” by directing listeners to a “hub that will include links to trusted sources.”

“These are rules of the road to guide all of our creators — from those we work with exclusively to those whose work is shared across multiple platforms,” Ek said in a statement.

“It’s become clear to me that we have an obligation to do more to provide balance and access to widely-accepted information from the medical and scientific communities guiding us through this unprecedented time,” Ek continued.

Spotify’s decision comes after Neil Young’s music was removed from the platform in protest of Joe Rogan.