The market capitalization of streaming services provider Spotify dropped some $2.1 billion within three days after folk-rock legends Neil Young and Joni Mitchell voiced their protest against its most popular podcast ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ demanding to delete the show from the streaming platform over spreading fake pandemic information.
The outcry came in response to Rogan’s December 31 program featuring Robert Malone, a doctor and the “inventor” of mRNA vaccines. Malone had earlier been banned from Twitter for circulating anti-vaccine misinformation, while YouTube deleted a recording of the Rogan podcast shortly after it was uploaded to the website by a third party.
“I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform. They can have [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not both,” Young posted, in a since-deleted message to his management team and record label.