The Daily Populous

Monday January 31st, 2022 evening edition

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Joe Rogan defended himself Sunday but vowed to “try harder” to offer more balance on his podcast in his first public response to the growing protest facing Spotify over Covid-19 misinformation.

“I’ve never tried to do anything with this podcast other than just talk to people and have interesting conversations.”.

"I wanted to hear what their opinion is," Rogan said, later adding: "I do not know if they're right.

Rogan's comments came as Spotify faced mounting pressure to stop Covid-19 misinformation being shared on the platform unchecked.

Canadian American musician Neil Young demanded his music be removed from the service last week over the controversy, saying Spotify "can have Rogan or Young.

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek sought to address the backlash as he laid out a new plan for the streaming service to clamp down on Covid-19 misinformation.

Rogan has faced backlash over the course of the pandemic for repeatedly sharing and providing a platform for misinformation around the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccines. »

Conservatives Are Banning Books From Schools While Whining About 'Cancel Culture'

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But when conservatives across the country start banning and censoring dozens of books at a time from school libraries, they’re just trying to protect the kids.

Having already turned school boards into an angry political morass, conservatives are now targeting school libraries in what experts are calling a historic and concerted book banning effort.

The vast majority of the books were written by women, people of color and LGBTQ writers, according to the Dallas Morning News. »

Portugal's PM Costa stuns with majority win in snap election

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LISBON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Defying all odds, Portugal's centre-left Socialists won an outright parliamentary majority in Sunday's snap general election, securing a strong new mandate for Prime Minister Antonio Costa, a champion of balanced public accounts.

The two far left parties paid the price, losing more than a half of their seats, according to exit polls.

"Furthermore, the Socialists will not need to compromise (with other parties), which guarantees stability and a clear line of action. »