The Daily Populous

Monday January 31st, 2022 morning edition

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Spotify subscribers will notice a new content warning airing ahead of any podcast episodes discussing Covid-19, CEO Daniel Ek announced on Sunday.

The news arrives on the heels of Neil Young removing his catalog from the service in protest of Joe Rogan‘s podcast which has been criticized for spreading misinformation.

In his message, Ek spoke of Spotify’s responsibility to find a balance between supporting their content creators and protecting the safety of listeners—without playing censor.

“We are working to add a content advisory to any podcast episode that includes a discussion about COVID-19,” Ek said.

This new effort to combat misinformation will roll out to countries around the world in the coming days.”.

Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s Archwell released a statement Sunday morning about their concern over Covid-19 misinformation on Spotify without mentioning Rogan.

Rogan has a reported $100 million deal to license his podcast to the streamer. »

Same-sex penguins succeed as foster parents in first for New York zoo

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A pair of male Humboldt penguins at a New York zoo have become foster parents to a new hatchling.

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse says the same-sex foster couple, Elmer and Lima, are a first for the zoo, although several other institutions have seen success with same-sex penguins tending eggs together and caring for newborns.

Zoo officials said Elmer and Lima watched over an egg that came from a pair of breeding penguins that have a history of inadvertently breaking their fertilized eggs. »

Pastor Mike Todd apologizes for rubbing spit on churchgoer’s face

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Pastor Mike Todd apologizes for rubbing spit on churchgoer’s face.

Religious services Sunday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, went viral after Pastor Michael Todd was recorded spitting into his hand and rubbing it on the face of a parishioner.

Transformation Church Pastor Michael Todd has apologized for rubbing his spit across the face of an attendee called to the stage during a sermon. »