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Feb 1, 2022 8 min read

What is Spotify; a Platform or a Media Company?

Joe Rogan Spotify Wiser! Newsletter by Rick Huckstep
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Wiser! #59 (Premium): Joe Rogan has kicked up a shitstorm for Spotify, which begs the question about responsibility for content moderation. Meanwhile, competition for attention from Apple Music and TikTok threatens Spotify's market leadership.

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Don't Shoot The Messenger

Intro:  The question of platform v media co was triggered by the current debate over the Joe Rogan Experience on Spotify. Itโ€™s also the question that dogs social media as the likes of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube hide behind the defence that they are platforms, not media companies. In other words, donโ€™t shoot the messengers.

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