“We are working to add a content advisory to any podcast episode that includes a discussion about Covid-19. This advisory will direct listeners to our dedicated Covid-19 Hub,” said Spotify CEO Daniel Ek.
The statement came just shortly before Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle voiced their displeasure to Spotify regarding COVID-19 false information on the platform. They stated that they’re dedicated to working with the company the spokesperson for their Archewell foundation said on Sunday.
Songwriters and singers Neil Young and Joni Mitchell have decided to remove their music from Spotify in protest over the streaming service has allowed for the diffusion of false information regarding COVID-19 vaccinations.
Harry and Meghan have signed a number of agreements with companies that include the production of podcasts, and host them on Spotify in their plans to earn money after their divorce from the royal family of Britain announced in 2020.
“Hundreds of millions of people are affected by the serious harms of rampant mis- and disinformation every day. 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,” the spokesperson explained.
“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.”