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Joe Rogan apologises, Spotify to add advisory to Covid podcasts

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Joe Rogan apologises, Spotify to add advisory to Covid podcasts

Scientists, medical professionals have written to Spotify urging it to stop Rogan from spreading anti-vax messages

Helen Coster

Popular US podcaster Joe Rogan has apologised amid a backlash against Covid-19 misinformation in his programme, while his platform, Spotify, said it would add a “content advisory” to any episode that discusses Covid.

Rogan, a prominent vaccine sceptic, has stirred controversy with his views on the pandemic, vaccines and government mandates to control the spread of the virus.

Singer-songwriters Neil Young and Joni Mitchell announced last week that they were removing their music from Spotify in protest of coronavirus misinformation broadcast on the platform...

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