What the Joe Rogan podcast controversy says about the online misinformation ecosystem

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Joe Rogan, the comedian, TV commentator and podcaster, reacts during an Ultimate Fighting Championship event in May 2020. Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

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An open letter urging Spotify to crack down on COVID-19 misinformation has gained the signatures of more than a thousand doctors, scientists and health professionals spurred by growing concerns over anti-vaccine rhetoric on the audio app’s hit podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience.

The medical and scientific experts slammed Rogan’s track record of airing false claims about the coronavirus

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