A team consisting of hundreds of scientists, professors, doctors and medical staff is called on Spotify to incorporate stricter measures when censoring misinformation on its platform.
On Wednesday, January 12, the group wrote an open letter to Spotify amid concerns about one of their most popular podcasts, “The Joe Rogan Experience.” In the letter, the group expressed concern about “a highly controversial episode featuring Dr. Robert Malone (#1757)” as it has been “criticized for promoting baseless conspiracy theories.”
The letter reads: “By allowing the spread of false and harmful claims to society, Spotify is enabling its hosted media to compromise public trust in scientific research studies and casts doubt on the reliability of guidance based on data provided by medical professionals”.
The letter goes on to highlight issues in Malone’s history of spreading disinformation and promoting COVID-related conspiracy theories.
The letter goes on to state that, “Dr. Malone was one of two recent JRE guests who compared pandemic policies to the Holocaust. These actions are not only offensive and offensive, but also dangerously medical and cultural aspects.”
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The group explains concerns about misinformation are not just medical and scientific. The spread of misinformation also contributes to sociological chaos. Since Spotify is being used as a vehicle to promote conspiracy and disinformation, the team believes the company is responsible for providing a platform to individuals like Rogan.
“This isn’t just a scientific or medical concern; it’s a sociological issue of devastating proportions, and Spotify is responsible for allowing this practice to thrive on its platform,” the photo said. written letter.
The group’s letter follows multiple attacks on the scientific community as a result of misinformation, conspiracy theories and the politicization of the pandemic. Throughout the pandemic, members of the medical community have even faced threats simply for doing their jobs. The letter is urging Spotify to join the movement to address this issue instead of contributing to it.
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