Spotify is aiming to add advisory warnings to any podcast on its platform that addresses Covid-19, according to the company.

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The new notice, according to CEO Daniel Ek, will connect visitors to a data hub with coronavirus details.

The move comes after the company was chastised for its collaboration with Joe Rogan, a US podcast host who has interviewed vaccine skeptics.

The site also made public existing guidelines prohibiting the streaming giant’s contributors from disseminating inaccurate information that could hurt others.

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According to a statement on Spotify’s website, Mr Ek wrote that it has “become clear to me that we have an obligation to do more to provide balance and access to widely-accepted information from the medical and scientific communities guiding us through this unprecedented time”.

Mr Ek stated that the company’s long-standing “Platform Rules” – instructions for authors on what content is regarded undesirable – were released on Sunday.

They were created by the corporation in collaboration with a group of outside specialists and are updated on a regular basis, according to the Swedish billionaire.

According to the regulations, content that “promotes dangerous false or dangerous deceptive medical information that may cause offline harm or poses a direct threat to public health” should be avoided.

These include claims that Covid-19 or other infections are not real, as well as suggestions that people intentionally infect themselves with coronavirus in order to gain immunity.

Content that violates the rules may be removed, and repeat infractions may result in an account being suspended.

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In recent weeks, the corporation has been criticized for its star presenter, Joe Rogan, who just signed a $100 million contract to relocate his popular podcast solely to the platform in late 2020.

Mr Rogan has advocated for the use of the unproven anti-parasitic medicine ivermectin to treat the virus in young people instead of immunization.

This week, musicians Neil Young and Joni Mitchell led a group of musicians who demanded that their music be taken off the site.

In a statement on his website on Wednesday, Mr Young referred to the site as “the home of life-threatening Covid misinformation.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have also expressed their “concerns” about Covid misinformation to Spotify, but they plan to continue working with the platform.

Rogan’s “concerning history” in discussing the Covid-19 outbreak prompted a number of doctors, scientists, and healthcare professionals to sign an open letter to Spotify in early January.

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Mr. Rogan has responded to the situation with a video on Instagram.

He denied spreading false information, claiming that he “never tried to do anything with this podcast other than just talk to people.” He did, however, confess that “absolutely, I get things wrong,” and he supported the concept of including a disclaimer at the start of contentious episodes.

“My pledge to you is that I will do my best to try to balance out these more controversial viewpoints with other people’s perspectives, so we can maybe find a better point of view,” he said, adding he had “no hard feelings” toward Neil Young or Joni Mitchell.

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