Spotifyâs dilemma: Censor Joe Rogan or call his podcast free speech?

(nationalpost.com)

Rogan has a habit of spreading misinformation, sharing his feelings as facts, and he's a big fan of conspiracy theories.

There is so much misinformation in this article. The author is clearly sharing their feelings as though they’re facts. If I didn’t know better, I’d say this was an active attempt to rouse support to force Spotify to renege on their contract.

I’m not 100% on board with what Rogan says, but he deserves the freedom to say it — even when it’s “wrong”. The more recent episodes where he invited Alex Jones on did more to discredit Jones than anything else. The episode with Gavin McInnes was to better understand the arguments on a current issue, not propose definitive action against any group of people.

If we are opposed to hearing anything that does not align with our worldview, that is for us to decide and control. However, under no circumstances does it make sense to control what others may or may not say. Let lunatics out themselves as lunatics. Let the intolerant out themselves as intolerant. Let the insightful do the same.

Only by exploring the various aspects of a topic can any real progress or understanding be found 😑