Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have jumped into the Spotify/Joe Rogan fracas … urging the platform to blunt “serious harms” over COVID misinformation.
As you know, the couple has a lucrative deal with Spotify — $30 mil — but they’ve come out swinging, with their rep saying, “Since the inception of Archewell, we have worked to address the real-time global misinformation crisis. Hundreds of millions of people are affected by the serious harms of rampant mis- and disinformation every day.”
The rep went on … “Last April, our co-founders began expressing concerns to our partners at Spotify about the all-too-real consequences of COVID-19 misinformation on its platform. We have continued to express our concerns to Spotify to ensure changes to its platform are made to help address this public health crisis. We look to Spotify to meet this moment and are committed to continuing our work together as it does.”
As we reported, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and now Nils Lofgren have yanked their music off Spotify, in protest of Rogan. Meghan and Harry have not pulled the plug … instead, they’re just asking.
So far Spotify has not budged and is standing behind The Joe Rogan Experience … it’s the most popular podcast.