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Fighting Misinformation With Science Journalism : Short Wave | NPR

The podcast Science Vs. has called on its parent company, Spotify, to curb misinformation on its platform.

On December 31, 2021, The Joe Rogan Experience podcast on Spotify posted an episode with an interview with physician Dr. Robert Malone full of misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccine. This sparked outrage, a letter from a group of medical professionals, scientists and educators to Spotify and a series of creators pulling their content from the platform. Science Vs., a podcast produced by Gimlet Media which is owned by Spotify, decided to take a stand too.

Host Emily Kwong talks to Science Vs. host Wendy Zukerman and editor Blythe Terrell about fighting misinformation fire with science journalism and how the team at Science Vs. is holding their own podcast platform to account.

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This episode was produced by Eva Tesfaye, edited by Gisele Grayson and Geoff Brumfiel, and fact-checked by Katherine Sypher. The audio engineer was Margaret Luthar. Special thanks to Aaron Scott.

Source: Fighting Misinformation With Science Journalism : Short Wave : NPR