Joe Rogan shows the state must step in to control falsehoods — on Spotify and elsewhere
When wildly popular podcaster Joe Rogan hosted Canadian firebrand Jordan Peterson recently, Peterson opened the interview with incoherent, stridently wrong ramblings about climate change.
That, unfortunately, is pretty de rigueur on Rogan’s show. Whether about climate change, COVID-19 vaccines, or lockdowns, Rogan’s open-ended approach has seen his show peddle all sorts of wild conspiracy theories.
It’s also why everyone has been talking about Neil Young’s very public request to have his music removed from Spotify, the music streaming company that also has a $100-million (U.S.) contract with Rogan to make his podcast exclusive to its platform. Young was joined by Joni Mitchell as well as Crosby, Stills and Nash, and the episode predictably spun out into a debate about censorship and free speech.