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Spotify reportedly emails managers after podcaster Joe Rogan hosts conspiracy theorist Alex Jones: ‘We are not going to ban specific individuals from being guests’

Spotify emailed managers after Alex Jones’ appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast that’s hosted on the streaming service, BuzzFeed News reported Wednesday. In the internal email, the Spotify exec Horacio Gutierrez said “it’s important to have diverse voices and points of view on our platform” and that it wouldn’t prevent podcasts […]
Spotify reportedly emails managers after podcaster Joe Rogan hosts conspiracy theorist Alex Jones: ‘We are not going to ban specific individuals from being guests’
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Joe Rogan hosts far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on his Spotify podcast 2 years after Jones was kicked off the platform

The popular podcaster Joe Rogan hosted the far-right personality Alex Jones on his Spotify podcast on Tuesday. Jones, who has repeatedly claimed that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax, was booted from Spotify’s platform in 2018 for violating its “prohibited content” policies. After Tuesday’s episode went live, […]
Joe Rogan hosts far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on his Spotify podcast 2 years after Jones was kicked off the platform
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A bizarre conspiracy theory puts Bill Gates at the centre of the coronavirus crisis — and major conservative pundits are circulating it

As the coronavirus pandemic has spread around the world, with millions infected and thousands dead, billionaire Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has pledged a quarter billion dollars to combat the disease through his foundation. Gates has been an advocate for pandemic preparedness for years, and his Bill and Melinda […]
A bizarre conspiracy theory puts Bill Gates at the centre of the coronavirus crisis — and major conservative pundits are circulating it
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Trump’s most die-hard media supporters are proving that owning the libs is more important to them than the lives of their fellow Americans during the coronavirus pandemic

To all of Donald Trump’s most hardcore media supporters, the novel coronavirus pandemic is not the final step in a grand conspiracy against you or your dear leader. You are spreading misinformation to an enormous audience, misinformation that could put lives in danger. Feel free to “own the libs” all […]
Trump’s most die-hard media supporters are proving that owning the libs is more important to them than the lives of their fellow Americans during the coronavirus pandemic
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A YouTuber who was reportedly connected to the Christchurch shooter had his channel deleted then reinstated, and it’s a perfect example of YouTube’s confusing hate speech policies

Earlier this week, YouTube deleted the channels of two popular far-right YouTubers, then reinstated them both less than two days later. YouTube announced new policies for dealing with hate speech in June in an effort to stop the spread of extremist content on the video streaming platform. In a recent […]
A YouTuber who was reportedly connected to the Christchurch shooter had his channel deleted then reinstated, and it’s a perfect example of YouTube’s confusing hate speech policies