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Some 270 doctors, physicians, and science educators signed an open letter calling on Spotify -- which holds exclusive rights to the popular Joe Rogan Experience at cost of $100 million -- to take action against "misinformation" on the platform, such as that the signatories argue is contained in a viral episode of Rogan's podcast conducted with Dr. Robert Malone in which Malone is heavily critical of the public health establishment's Covid-19 response.

"With an estimated 11 million listeners per episode, JRE, which is hosted exclusively on Spotify, is the world’s largest podcast and has tremendous influence," the letter reads. "Spotify has a responsibility to mitigate the spread of misinformation on its platform, though the company presently has no misinformation policy."

The letter was initially appended with a lengthy fact-check of all of the claims presented in Malone’s interview with Rogan, from the "mass formation psychosis" supposition to Malone’s claim that the Biden administration is suppressing evidence supporting the efficacy of ivermectin as a Covid-19 treatment. "People who don't have the scientific or medical background to recognize the things he's saying are not true and are unable to distinguish fact from fiction are going to believe what [Malone is] saying, and this is the biggest podcast in the world. And that's terrifying," says Dr. Ben Rein, a neuroscientist at Stanford University who co-authored the letter...

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