Europe considers regulating Spotify

\National media regulators are hoping the upcoming speech laws will give them power to censor “misinformation” on Spotify.

Spotify has been attacked heavily in recent months, mostly for hosting the Joe Rogan Experience, which doesn’t always go along with the mainstream narrative.

“We should hold them accountable not as a publisher but just like any other online platform in the Digital Services Act,” Frédéric Bokobza, deputy director general of France’s media regulator, Arcom, told POLITICO.

The EU is finalizing the Digital Services Act (DSA), a law focused on content moderation on online platforms. The bill might also empower national media regulators to regulate a broader list of tech platforms, including Telegram and Spotify.

Spotify by Marco Verch Professional Photographer is licensed under Flickr CC BY 2.0

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