Outrage as 'foreigners' Harry and Meghan express 'concern' about Joe Rogan's Spotify podcast

Former royals, Harry and Meghan, had expressed concern about Covid misinformation being spread by Joe Rogan-type podcasts


                            Outrage as 'foreigners' Harry and Meghan express 'concern' about Joe Rogan's Spotify podcast
Candace Owens (L), and Piers Morgan (R) are two of the most vocal critics of former royals, Harry and Meghan (M) [Jason Davis, Roy Rochlin and Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle face heat after expressing concerns over pandemic-related misinformation shared by Joe Rogan-like podcasters on Spotify. The talk show host Candace Owens openly ripped into the royal couple along with broadcaster Piers Morgan and Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch.

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The conservative commentator wrote on Twitter "Everyday Harry and Meghan wake up and think 'how can we make millions more people around the world hate us?' 'Oh, I heard Joe Rogan has 50 million unique listeners - let's write an open letter indicating our inherent self-importance, and demand Spotify begin censoring him.'"

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She further went on to write, "Next up from Harry and Meghan —a one-on-one sit down with Oprah declaring that Truckers everywhere are racist to their 75% white and extraordinarily wealthy son," Owens added. Further shading the couple, she concluded, "A brief follow up from Harry and Meghan-- 'But we just want our privacy…'."

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Among others who dissed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was the famous anti-vaxxer Piers Morgan. “If anyone knows about 'spreading disinformation', it's these two disingenuous clowns & their sycophantic media lickspittle” he wrote on Twitter.

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To address the rapidly surging exodus of star podcasters and musicians like Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and Bruce Springsteen, guitarist Nils Lofgren from the platform, and the concerns of the royal couple who inked a $25 million deal, the streaming giant has had to revaluate its policies.

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In a statement Spotify said that it would not take on the position to censor the content but will enforce rules and dish-out consequences for those who will ignore them. Spotify has also agreed to add ‘content advisories’ to all episodes with Covid-related content in an effort to curb the spread of misinformation.

Tom Fitton, president of the conservative foundation Judicial Watch, was another prominent personality who criticized the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. "Breaking: Foreign national Prince Harry, and family member of foreign head of state, wants to censor @JoeRogan and millions of other Americans." he tweeted.

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In the meantime, Sky News journalist Nick Stylianou wrote in a tweet, "This is an interesting angle on the current issue Harry & Meghan have with Spotify, which is that the platform paid them £18 million in December 2020 to deliver original podcasts but published nothing in 12 months and now Spotify is having to take over production to make content."

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A spokesperson for the Archewell foundation expressed the duo’s real concerns regarding the platform, saying:  "Hundreds of millions of people are affected by the serious harms of rampant mis- and disinformation every day. Last April, our co-founders began expressing concerns to our partners at Spotify about the all too real consequences of COVID-19 misinformation on its platform."

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