Neil Young’s dispute with Spotify over Joe Rogan increases pressure on streamer to monitor content | The Globe and Mail

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Published: 1Feb2022

January 31, 2022 | With Spotify navigating the fallout from Neil Young’s dispute with the company over podcaster Joe Rogan, the audio-streaming giant is under increasing pressure to join other major digital platforms forced to police the content they provide.

These kinds of debates were inevitable, said Taylor Owen, the founding director of The Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy at McGill University. “Any platform that hosts content at any scale is increasingly being held to account for what is said and done by the people using the platform,” he said. “It’s a baseline criteria of the internet at the moment.”

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