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Spotify Pulls Over 100 Episodes of Joe Rogan’s Podcast

Clips of Rogan using the n-word were recently circulated by Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter India Arie

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Spotify has reportedly removed more than 100 episodes of the “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast from its site. 

According to The New York Post, approximately 113 episodes of his show are missing, many older episodes released before the COVID misinformation controversy began. 

In recent weeks, Rogan has become a household name for better or worse as former Spotify artists have lined up to leave the platform amid claims that Rogan disseminates “COVID misinformation” using some of the most controversial guests in the world. 

Episode # 1757  featuring Dr. Robert Malone, drew the ire of several critics, including artists/songwriters Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Mary Trump, and writer Brene Brown. They left the platform abruptly after Spotify sided with Rogan. 

Those artists demanded that Spotify terminate Rogan or remove their content from its site. 

Clips of Rogan using the n-word were recently circulated by Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter India Arie who demanded the streaming service remove her music; earlier in the week, she had already sided with Young and Mitchell. 

“I believe in freedom of speech. However, I find Joe Rogan problematic for reasons other than his Covid interviews,” Arie wrote on Instagram. “For me, it’s also his language around race.”

Rogan took to Instagram Saturday to address the clips. “It looks f***ing horrible. Even to me,” he said. “I know that to most people; there is no context where a white person is ever allowed to say that word, never mind publicly on a podcast. And I agree with that now; I haven’t said it in years.”

His missing shows feature conservatives with the Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes, Michael Malice, Alex Jones, and Milo Yiannopoulos, and comedians like Rich Vos and Little Esther and Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey.

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Kara Swisher: Advertisers Don’t Feel Safe on Twitter

CNN’s Chris Wallace talked with some who knows Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Kara Swisher, who shared her thoughts on the future of Twitter.

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One of the dominant topics around news media is the future of Twitter after the latest mass exodus of staffers, considering how many consume their news, which is why CNN’s Chris Wallace talked with some who knows Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Kara Swisher.

Swisher was a guest on Wallace’s “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?” on HBO Max and CNN, where the two discuss the state of Elon Musk since acquiring Twitter a couple of weeks ago.

“Right now, the way he’s behaving around Twitter, I’m not sure what’s going on,” Swisher said. “It feels careless in a way that I don’t think he’s been like. In this case, his ID has completely taken over. And it’s it’s out of control and nobody’s controlling it.”

Additionally, Swisher gave her opinion on how she sees the saga at Twitter ending and whether or not it can succeed under Musk.

“He’s got a lot of debt,” Swisher added. “That’s, that’s the issue, even though he’s the world’s richest man for now. Because Tesla’s stock where he gets most of his wealth is down rather considerably. He’s, he’s gonna have to build a business. He’s sort of insulting advertisers doesn’t seem to be — wouldn’t be what I would do.

“Given 96% of their business is advertising but he attacked them as woke which was ridiculous. He’s alienating his big users like myself and active users. We had some amazing stuff going on with Twitter spaces. And every advertiser left us because they didn’t want to be part of this. They didn’t feel safe on the platform. It was a great deal we were working on with Twitter.”

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Elon Musk Announces News Policy on Speech for Twitter

“New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach,” Musk tweeted. 

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After Twitter saw another mass exodus of employees on Thursday, new owner Elon Musk revealed on Friday the social media platform has a new policy regarding free speech.

“New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach,” Musk tweeted

“Negative/hate tweets will be max deboosted & demonetized, so no ads or other revenue to Twitter. You won’t find the tweet unless you specifically seek it out, which is no different from rest of Internet.”

As a result, some Twitter accounts will be restored, but that doesn’t mean there is no freedom of consequence for those who violate these new rules set by Musk.

“Kathy Griffin, Jordan Peterson & Babylon Bee have been reinstated,” Musk added. “Trump decision has not yet been made. Note, this applies just to the individual tweet, not the whole account.”

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News Media Reacts to ‘#RIPTwitter’ After Latest Exits

On Thursday, there was another mass exodus of exits at Twitter as many workers rejected Elon Musk’s terms for staying with the company.

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On Thursday, there was another mass exodus of exits at Twitter as many workers rejected Elon Musk’s terms for staying with the company, choosing instead to depart.

Musk presented an ultimatum to commit to working in an “extremely hardcore” style at the company or leave, with a good portion opting to exit the social media platform. 

Twitter staffers began posting the salute emoji, signaling that someone was exiting the company. Although, as news broke, there was plenty of reaction to the future of the social media platform as the #RIPTwitter began trending. 

Here’s what some in the news media had to say:

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