WHY Harry and Meghan Markle attacked Spotify after the streaming giant was accused by Joe Rogan of hosting anti-vaxxer content.
A couple were under pressure to give up their massive £18m contract with the company from the point of view of American commentators.
And in a statement released today, it said it spoke to Spotify bosses about their concerns.
“Since the founding of Archewell, we have worked to address the global misinformation crisis in real time,” they said.
“Hundreds of millions of people are affected by the serious harm of misinformation and misinformation every day.
“Last April, our co-founders began voicing concerns to our partners at Spotify about all the all-too-real consequences of Covid misinformation on its platform. .
“We have continued to express our concerns to Spotify to ensure that changes to its platform are made to help address this public health crisis.
“We look forward to Spotify to meet this moment and are committed to continuing our work together as it is.”
The foundation is the home of podcast ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ – the highest-rated show on the site – as well as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Archewell Audio.
Rogan is accused spreading life-threatening lies about Covid and vaccines.
The 54-year-old has been controversial with his views on the pandemic, the mandates of governments and authorities to control the spread of coronavirus.
Just four months ago, Harry attacks on social media and news for “peddler lies” about vaccines, claiming the only way to “get through” Covid is to “break the system” of misinformation.
And he also went public begging for justice for vaccines, said that vaccines should be distributed “to all people everywhere”.
But royal biographer Angela Levin, who spent a year with Harry, said she believes he will never walk away from his Spotify deal.
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She told Sun Online: “Harry has accused many countries, including the UK, of not doing enough to vaccinate people around the world in poor countries.
“Now he is working and making money from a company [who have employed someone] who is anti-vaxxer.
“It doesn’t make any sense, but it fits his habitual hypocrisy.”
Spotify has been waiting over a year for Meghan and Harry to produce more podcast content.
Existing company take the output of the Sussexes “into their own hands”.
The streaming giant said it was expecting a “full-scale” launch of the shows in 2021 – but nothing came of it.
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And after the long wait, a bunch of in-house producers were hired to finally deliver the content to the royals.
Bosses are now recruiting new internal staff to work with Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Audio for a show featuring “voices of high-class women”.
But any material they produce from now on will have to compete for hits with Rogan’s show.
Ms Levin said: “I don’t think there’s a chance for Harry to leave [Spotify].
“One, because he still hasn’t left Netflix despite being incredibly rude about his mother, his father and all the Royals.
“He didn’t seem to care.
“He also has a reputation for hypocrisy after teaching us not to fly but to fly on a private jet himself.
“He was very angry about [the lack of access to vaccines in poorer country’s] and is working with someone who is advocating the exact opposite. “
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17486705/harry-meghan-spotify-covid-joe-rogan/ Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘expressed concerns’ to Spotify over ‘Covid disinformation’ following Joe Rogan controversy