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Joe Rogan apologized for spreading misinformation about Oregon forest fires amid Spotify backlash

Joe Rogan apologized for spreading misinformation about Oregon forest fires amid Spotify backlash


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Podcast host Joe Rogan apologized for echoing a false claim that that "left-wing activists" had been arrested on suspicion of setting forest fires in Oregon.




In a recent episode of "The Joe Rogan Experience," Rogan referenced false reports of left-wing extremists setting fires — reports that the FBI had confirmed to be "untrue."




On Friday, Rogan posted a video on Instagram in which he said he was "duped" and wanted to make an apology and a retraction.




The podcaster called the mistake "irresponsible" and he promised to take the incident into account when reporting future stories.




Rogan has been in hot water this week after facing criticism about segments deemed to be transphobic by some listeners. At Spotify, with which Rogan has a streaming deal, some employees have pushed leadership to address the criticisms.




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Podcast host Joe Rogan is apologizing for echoing a false claim about the ongoing wildfires in Portland, Oregon.On Thursday, the "Joe Rogan Experience" host repeated a debunked claim that left-wing activists had been arrested on suspicion of setting forest fires in Oregon."They've arrested left-wing people for lighting these forest fires a?? you know, air-quote 'activists,'" the 53-year-old said on his latest podcast episode in which he spoke with author and political commentator Douglas Murray. "This is also something that's not being widely reported, you know, that people have actually been arrested for lighting fires up there."The Federal Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement, however, confirmed that recent reports of "extremists" setting wildfires were, in fact, false.
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