Sunday, January 30, 2022

The Neil/Joni Reverberations.


From Aidin Vizari in the San Francisco Chronicle:
Spotify lost $4 billion in market value this week after rock icon Neil Young called out the company for allowing comedian Joe Rogan to use its service to spread misinformation about the COVID vaccine on his popular podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience.”

At the end of the day Friday, Jan. 28, shares of Spotify were down about 12% from where they closed last week, according to data from Nasdaq, against a broader index that was flat over the same period...


Wonder how the markets will respond to Ms. Mitchell's decision  come Monday morning's opening bell?


In case you missed it, Uncle Neil has made it clear that this is is about choice, not free speech:
"...I support free speech. I have never been in favor of censorship. Private companies have the right to choose what they profit from, just as I can choose not to have my music support a platform that disseminates harmful information. I am happy and proud to stand in solidarity with the front line health care workers who risk their lives every day to help others..."


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