Comedian Jon Stewart came to the defense of embattled podcast host Joe Rogan, calling it a “mistake” for musicians to pull their music from Spotify because they disagreed with him.
“There’s no question that there is egregious misinformation that’s purposeful and hateful, and that being moderated is a credit to the platforms that run them,” Stewart said according to Insider. “But this overreaction to Rogan, I think, is a mistake.”
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Artists such as Neil Young and Joni Mitchell have asked Spotify to remove their music due to the streaming platform’s decision not to pull Rogan’s podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” from their service despite spreading “fake information about vaccines.”
Their request followed an open letter sent to Spotify and signed by 270 medical professionals demanding that the streaming service crack down on “misinformation” after Rogan hosted virologist and vaccine skeptic Dr. Robert Malone on an episode of his podcast. The majority of the signatories were either not practicing medical providers, according to Fox News.
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