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Neil Young has demanded that his music be removed from Spotify due to vaccine misinformation spread by podcaster Joe Rogan on the streaming service, saying : "They can have Rogan or Young.

Rogan signed a US $ 100m deal in 2020 giving Spotify exclusive rights to the show.

"With an estimated 11 million listeners per episode, JRE, which is hosted exclusively on Spotify, is the world's largest podcast and has tremendous influence.

'Spotify has a responsibility to mitigate the spread of misinformation on its platform, though the company presently has no misinformation policy,' he wrote.

“ i want you to let spotify know immediately today that i want all my music off their platform … they can have rogan or young.

In an open letter to his manager and record label that was posted to his website and later taken down, Young wrote : "I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines – potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them.

"Please act on this immediately today and keep me informed of the time schedule," the letter added.

In the now-deleted online letter he specifically took aim at comedian and podcaster Rogan, saying: 'I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform … They can have Rogan or Young. Not both'

mailonline has contacted spotify for comment.

The letter was addressed to Frank Gironda, Young's manager, and Warner Records which releases his work through Reprise Records.

Gironda confirmed the letter to the Daily Beast, adding : 'It's something that's really important to Neil.

He's very upset … we 're trying to figure this out right now. '

A total of 270 experts and medical professionals called on Spotify to adopt a misinformation policy after Joe Rogan (pictured) hosted the controversial Dr Robert Malone last month

Young's letter is not the first time Spotify have faced criticism for their partnership with Joe Rogan.

Last month, 270 doctors, scientists and healthcare professionals signed an open letter requesting that Spotify implement a policy for dealing with misinformation because of Rogan's "concerning history of broadcasting misinformation, particularly regarding the Covid-19 pandemic".

Malone also told The Joe Rogan Experience that the country suffered from "mass formation psychosis", which psychology experts say is a concept that does not even exist.

The letter cited an episode in which Rogan interviewed Dr Robert Malone, a virologist who worked on early research into the mRNA technology behind several Covid-19 vaccines, but who is now critical of the treatments.

During a three-hour and six-minute interview on the now-viral episode #1757 of The Joe Rogan Experience, Malone (pictured on the show) compared the US to Nazi Germany and said today's society was suffering from a 'mass formation psychosis' over the use of

Both men were criticised for promoting several baseless conspiracy theories, including the false claim that hospitals are financially incentivised to falsely diagnose deaths as having been caused by Covid-19, and Malone's assertion that world leaders had hypnotised the public into supporting vaccines.

Rogan has been criticised for airing vaccine-sceptical views, and promoting debunked claims about treating Covid-19 with the anti-parasite drug ivermectin.

Last year, before that episode was recorded, Rogan clarified that he was "not an anti-vax person".

Not both," he said.

The 61-year-old doctor's account was suspended and Twitter cited a violation of the platform's rules

"I'm not a respected source of information, even for me."

Earlier this year, hundreds of scientists and medical professionals asked Spotify to address Covid misinformation following a controversial Joe Rogan episode about vaccines.

Rogan, who has a reported $ 100m ( £74m ) podcast deal with the streaming giant, interviewed medical doctor Robert Malone, who claimed on his show that Americans were "hypnotised" into wearing masks and getting vaccines.

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