Spotify Confirms it Will Remove Neil Young's Music after Joe Rogan COVID-19 Ultimatum

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The Facts

  • Spotify confirmed on Wednesday that it has begun to delete Neil Young's music, stating the service is sad to see him leave and hopes he will return.

  • Young posted a letter to his management team on Monday demanding they remove his catalogue from the platform.

The Spin

Narrative A

Rogan has routinely spread dangerous COVID misinformation which could endanger people's lives. Spotify needs to act swiftly to prevent this threat to public health.

Narrative B

The podcast host is engaged in an honest debate of ideas. Restricting or removing his show is censorship and would stifle dialogue on important subjects.

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