Spotify Considers Stance on Content Moderation After Joe Rogan Mess.
But critics say that the company’s exclusive deal with Rogan makes it a publisher of content, said Subbu Vincent, director of Journalism and Media Ethics at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. “Spotify should have taken the discourse and admitted they are the publisher – then the responsibility is substantially more,” Vincent told TheWrap.
Spotify’s message to the Rogan issue doesn’t provide enough accountability, many critics have argued. What Spotify should have done to be more effective against misinformation, Vincent said, is edit the actual content and insert the truth or any disclaimers right before it and after it – what he calls a “truth sandwich.”
“That journey will not happen until Spotify will own up as a publisher,” Vincent said. “They want to get away with the content moderation and put a bunch of notices, and hope the responsibility is on the audience. They are basically washing their hands.”
Subbu Vincent, director of journalism and media ethics, quoted by TheWrap.
Feb 24, 2022