Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have expressed concerns to Spotify about the spread of “COVID misinformation” on its audio streaming platform.
The British royal couple has spoken out about Spotify star Joe Rogan’s false claims about the COVID-19 vaccine. Neil Young removed his entire catalogue from the streaming service last week, and Joni Mitchell also did the same thing on Saturday.
“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,” an Archewell spokesperson said in a statement Sunday, remember that Harry and Meghan has a $25 million deal with Spotify.
“We have continued to express our concerns to Spotify to ensure changes to its platform are made to help address this public health crisis,” the spokesperson added.
The spokesperson also added, “We look to Spotify to meet this moment and are committed to continuing our work together as it does.”
Although, the statement didn’t mention Rogan’s show “The Joe Rogan Experience,” specifically. However, the couple was revealed to be unhappy last April after Rogan claimed that healthy young people don’t need to bother getting a COVID-19 vaccine, despite advice from the CDC and medical experts to the contrary.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are among Spotify’s most famous partners. The couple announced an exclusive partnership with the streaming service in December 2020, saying they “will host and produce podcasts that build community through shared experience, narratives, and values.”
However, they’ve only released a short holiday special thus far, and it was reported last week that Spotify had begun hiring for staff to help ramp up their production process.