More than 40 migrants die in a shipwreck off Morocco
© Jorge Guerrero / Archives AFP A boat of Spanish coast guards. Photo Stock Illustration. According to the Spanish NGO Caminando Fronteras, 43 migrants perished on Sunday, January 16 in the shipwreck of the boat that took them to Spain. Forty-three migrants , including 3 babies and 14 women, perished on Sunday, January 16, 2022 after the sinking of their boat off Tarfaya, south of the Morocco , indicated on Monday the NGO Spanish Caminando Fronteras .
Neil Young's music is being removed from Spotify. © Bang Showbiz Neil Young's music is being removed from Spotify
The 'Heart of Gold' hitmaker issued an ultimatum to the streaming service earlier this week over his frustration that they are “spreading fake information about vaccines” through some of its output, citing comedian Joe Rogan’s podcast 'The Joe Rogan Experience’ as an example, and now the company have confirmed they are in the process of taking his songs down, though they hope to "welcome him back soon".
A Spotify spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter: “We want all the world’s music and audio content to be available to Spotify users. With that comes great responsibility in balancing both safety for listeners and freedom for creators. We have detailed content policies in place and we’ve removed over 20,000 podcast episodes related to Covid since the start of the pandemic. We regret Neil’s decision to remove his music from Spotify, but hope to welcome him back soon,”
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In first official statement on Saturday’s volcanic eruption and tsunami, government confirms at least three dead.In its first statement since the undersea volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai erupted on Saturday, the prime minister’s office late on Tuesday confirmed the deaths of at least three people, including a British woman.
The 76-year-old singer/songwriter had made the request in an online letter to his record company.
He stated: “I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform. They can have [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not both.
“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.”
Rogan, 54, has come under fire many times throughout the ongoing pandemic due to comments he has made about coronavirus on his podcast.
Earlier this month, 270 doctors, scientists, healthcare professionals and professionals addressed an open letter to Spotify expressing their concerns about the medical misinformation being shared by Joe on his show, which reaches 11 million listeners.
Rafale: France delivers its first models to Greece
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They requested the streamer to “establish a clear and public policy to moderate misinformation on its platform” and said the popular show had a “concerning history of broadcasting misinformation, particularly regarding the Covid-19 pandemic”.
They argued that the company had a “responsibility” to minimise the falsehoods stemming from their service.
It read: “Spotify has a responsibility to mitigate the spread of misinformation on its platform, though the company presently has no misinformation policy.”
This is not the first time Young has wanted to take his songs off the streaming service.
In 2015, he removed most of his back catalogue from Spotify - and their competitor Apple Music - citing concerns over sound quality.
US Coast Guard says 39 missing after boat capsizes off Florida .
Search mission launched after survivor said he was one of a group of migrants who left the Bahamas on Saturday.A good Samaritan alerted the Coast Guard early on Tuesday after rescuing a man clinging to the mostly submerged hull of the boat after it hit bad weather about 72km (45 miles) east of the town of Fort Pierce, the maritime security agency reported on Twitter.