A group of Spotify staffers are now reportedly pushing to introduce direct editing oversight over The Joe Rogan Experience — before the episodes go live.
That includes content flags, trigger warnings, references to fact-checked information, or simply refusing to publish an episode at all.
The demands follow a string of controversial comments by Joe Rogan, who was lured to Spotify in a massive, $100 million deal.
Earlier this month, Digital Music News first reported that multiple podcast episodes were missing following a migration to Spotify’s platform.
Also missing are episodes featuring right-wing figures like Owen Benjamin, Stefan Molyneux, and Charles C. Johnson.
But despite the glaring omissions, Spotify staffers are now stepping up their demands to control more of Rogan’s content.
This has reportedly gone all the way to the top, though Spotify CEO Daniel Ek appears to be pushing back. »