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Spotify introduces COVID-19 content advisory tab

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Posted at 12:56 PM, Mar 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-29 17:00:58-04

After entertainers began boycotting Spotify because of the spread of COVID-19 misinformation on the podcast "The Joe Rogan Experience," the streaming service has introduced a COVID content advisory tab, according to NBC News and tech website Engadget.

In January, Spotify announced in a news release that it would be adding a content advisory that would direct listeners to its COVID-19 hub.

According to Engadget and TechCrunch, Spotify began rolling out the tab on Feb. 2 but have been adding it on a "rolling basis" in the weeks since.

News of the tab comes after musicians Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell pulled their entire catalog from Spotify in January.

Following Young's departure, the streaming service issued a statement, saying it had "detailed content policies in place" and removed "over 20,000 podcast episodes related to COVID since the start of the pandemic," the New York Times reported.

In February, Spotify's CEO apologized for the controversy but added that the company remained committed to hosting the show.