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The Guardian / Ariel Bogle / Dec 14
“Having fringe views presented on a major podcast app provides an illusion of authority. But while many of the major podcast platforms do commission programs, much of their content is essentially created by any third party with a mic — and potentially goes unscrutinized. Spotify removed four podcasts that promoted the QAnon conspiracy in October after a report from Media Matters, but it’s still possible to find shows that deliver QAnon content to listeners on the app, as well as on Apple and Google Podcasts.”
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