Yet Baylor professor of microbiology and public health advocate Peter Hotez, MD. tweet it out a Motherboard Article about Spotify’s lack of moderation in Joe Rogan’s misinformation following a podcast episode with guest Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Rogan challenge him to discuss Robert F. Kennedy Jr., proposing a $100,000 donation to a charity of Hotz’s choosing if he agreed.
In the episode, Rogan and Kennedy hit on all the pandemic classics: conspiracy theories about vaccines, 5G technology and Wi-Fi, and ivermectin. All the common metaphors for coronavirus pandemic conspiracy theories.
Twitter owner Elon Musk joined the Twitter fray, accusing Hotez of “hating charity” by not accepting the discussion, and hours after Elon and Rogan taunted Professor Hotez chirp“I’ve been stalked in front of my house by two anti-wrinkles taunting me for discussing RFKJr.”
This adds a disturbing new dynamic to this story, particularly in context Motherboard The story that started this, which touched on Spotify’s misrepresentations to allow Rogan’s misinformation to remain on the platform. In the article, a Spotify spokesperson is quoted as saying that’s because Rogan and Kennedy never said coronavirus vaccines were designer To kill people, the ring wasn’t breaking the rules.
Spotify signed a $100 million deal with Rogan more than three years ago, and created a new set of disinformation policies after several superstars had their music removed from the platform in protest of Rogan’s vaccine claims, which had not previously been addressed by Spotify.
Even with the policies in place, the conspiracies were brought to light The Joe Rogan Experience It can become viral as social media spreads the allegations. To date, according to JREmissing, a site that tracks removed podcast episodes, 111 episodes have been removed.
Since Hotez’s original tweet, Rogan chirp And Retweeted Hotez — who has been a guest on the podcast in the past — flits and insinuates several times over the next several hours before Hotez tweets about being stalked.
We’ve reached out to Spotify for comment on the story and will update with a response if we get one.
Update June 18, 2023 2:56 a.m. PST: The title has been updated and more details have been added about the latest Rogan Podcast episode.