It wasn’t long ago that Canadian-native, anti-Trump rockstar Neil Young demanded that Spotify remove all of his music after the platform has refused to blacklist podcaster Joe Rogan.
“I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines – potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them,” Young said.
“I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform,” Young continued. “They can have Rogan or Young. Not both.” Despite this ultimatum, Spotify called Neil Young’s bluff and refused to silence Rogan.
Spotify took a bold stand for freedom of speech amid major backlash from liberals, including the Obamas, who demanded censorship on the platform. Singer Joni Mitchell joined Young and also claimed she was removing her music from Spotify.
However, it turns out that neither Young nor Mitchell has the power to pull much of their music from the platform.
The musicians’ catalogs are on labels that remain streamable on Spotify, reports have confirmed.
Young and Mitchell never had the power to follow through on their threats themselves, the report adds.
Just over a year ago, Young sold a 50% stake in his catalog to U.K. music investor Hipgnosis for a cool $150 million.
Rogan, who is known for hosting a podcast where he gets high and talks about aliens, has dared to ask questions and hold discussions about coronavirus.
Liberals accuse Rogan of spreading “misinformation” because he invited highly credentialed physicians on his podcast, which includes cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough and Dr. Robert Malone who owns nine patents on the creation of mRNA vaccine technology.
This has resulted in a collective meltdown for the Left. Numerous high-profile figures have expressed outrage and announced boycotts against Spotify, which hosts Rogan’s popular podcast.
Rogan’s podcast is currently the most popular podcast in the country. He averages 11 million listeners per episode and reaches far more people than networks like CNN and MSNBC combined.
CNN only recorded over a million viewers in its primetime slots in 2021 while MSNBC averaged 1.53 million.
Rogan recently explained the controversy began because liberals are upset about “dangerous misinformation” that came from two episodes. He explained that one episode was “with Dr. Peter McCullough and one with Dr. Robert Malone. Dr. Peter McCullough is a cardiologist, and he is the most published physician in his field in history. Dr. Robert Malone owns nine patents on the creation of mRNA vaccine technology and is at least partially responsible for the creation of the technology that led to mRNA vaccines. Both these people are very highly credentialed, very intelligent, very accomplished people and they have an opinion, that’s different from the mainstream narrative. I wanted to hear what their opinion is.”
“I had them on and because of that, those episodes in particular, those episodes were labeled as being dangerous, they had dangerous misinformation in them,” Rogan continued.
“The problem I have with the term misinformation, especially today is that many of the things that we thought of as misinformation just a short while ago are now accepted as fact, like, for instance, eight months ago, if you said, ‘if you get vaccinated, you can still catch COVID and you can still spread COVID,’ you’d be removed from social media, they would they would ban you from certain platform,” he said.
“Now, that’s accepted as fact. If you said, I don’t think cloth masks work, you would be banned from social media. Now that’s openly and repeatedly stated on CNN. If you said I think it’s possible that COVID-19 came from a lab, you’d be banned from many social media platforms – now that’s on the cover of Newsweek. All of those theories that at one point in time were banned, were openly discussed by those two men that I had on my podcast that had been accused of dangerous misinformation.”
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