Spotify responded to criticism it has received regarding Covid-19 content Sunday after a number of prominent artists said they will leave the platform if it continues to host comedian Joe Rogan, whose podcast is alleged to have spread misleading claims about vaccines and the virus.
Spotify said it is adding a content advisory to any podcast episode that includes discussion about Covid-19. The company will also for the first time publicly post its long-standing Platform Rules, which were originally developed by its internal team.
“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,” CEO and co-founder Daniel Ek said in a statement.
The growing list of musicians and personalities calling out Spotify follows Neil Young and then Joni Mitchell asking for their music to be removed from the platform.