Doctors call on Spotify to stop COVID misinformation, citing Joe Rogan podcast

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Joe Rogan has a long history of cynicism towards scientifically established health advice regarding COVID-19.

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More than 250 medical professionals have signed an open letter on Spotify, calling on comedian Joe Rogan’s podcasts to crack down on COVID misinformation spreading on its platform.

Letter 31 episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, in which Dr. Robert Malone, an immunologist who claims to have created the mRNA technology, is now a vocal skeptic about vaccines using it.

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The letter reads, “By allowing the promotion of false and socially harmful claims, Spotify uses its hosted media to damage public trust in scientific research and raise doubts about the credibility of data-driven guidance offered by medical professionals.” enabling it to do so.”

“This is not only a scientific or medical concern; it is a sociological issue of disastrous proportions and Spotify is responsible for allowing this activity to flourish on its platform,” the letter states.

letter, which was First reported on Wednesday by Rolling Stone, goes to the catalog that the signatories have said are additional examples of the COVID-19 lies propagated on Rogan’s podcast.

Rogan, to whom nearly 11 million people actively listen, has a long history of cynicism towards scientifically established health advice regarding COVID-19. He questioned the use of masks and promoted the use of hydroxychloroquine as a COVID treatment in his show.

Social media companies have been taking an increasingly tough stance on misinformation in recent years, especially as it pertains to the spread of COVID misinformation. Twitter has started Labeling any Tweets that may contain misleading information Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green has been banned for spreading further vaccine misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

Google-owned YouTube has also stepped up its fight against misinformation by banning COVID vaccine misinformation and anti-vax misinformation, and removing over 1 million videos in 2021 related to COVID misinformation.

Spotify did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but in the past it has removed content spreading COVID-19 misinformation, specifically Podcaster Pete Evans fired,

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