Joe Rogan and his famous podcast Joe Rogan Experience was the epic center of a storm created over the hyped up promotion of Jack Dorsey's crypto venture The Cash App.
The viewers were furious that Joe did not find it apt that his podcast was sponsored by Dorsey's venture and that created quite a storm, especially in today's time of twitter trends. Ironically Jack is the CEO of Twitter and his company has crypto ad filter policy, where the platform does not allow for any crypto promotion on the platform.
The community was confused at first on why Joe Rogan who is usually pumped about ethics and mannerism did not feel it right to state that Jack's venture is not only sponsoring his podcast but also made some donations to his charity, before going bonkers on Cash App promotion.
In the latest episode of the podcast, Joe Rogan Experience #1258 which can be very aptly titled “The Damage Control Mode”, Joe Rogan is joined by Jack Dorsey, Twitter global lead for legal, policy, and trust, Vijaya Gadde, and independent journalist Tim Pool.
The podcast began by clearing the air over the sponsorship and then followed it with the usual, the sponsorship had nothing to do with over the board promotion of the Cash app, ( of course!)
The second interview was more of the confrontation due to the backlash that Rogan received over his previous interview with the Twitter CEO. The criticism was so vast that Rogan almost had a beef with Alex Jones and members of the crypto ecosystem interested in other projects than BTC. Joe Rogan went on to apologize for the lapses in his first interview.
Alex Jones joined Rogan on his podcast to patch things up, but he created even more news on that podcast by claiming that he was offered a bribe to shill Bitcoin.
When Jones claims came up as a subject during the second interview with Dorsey along with Vijay the Twitter policy head, Vijaya was quick to reason out why Jones was deplatformed.
Joe Rogan even laughed at the tweets that Vijaya read from the Jones's handle. While Tim Pool, the independent journalist, and a critique of Twitter's censorship policies maintained his stand on how such a policy appears to lean politically Left, social justice.
Tim pool cited the study conducted Quillette study which suggests that Twitter policy is more harsh towards the conservatives while liberals get away with most of the things. Team Twitter disagreed on the views and claims made by Pool. Vijaya said that content moderation on a platform used by millions had its shortcomings, but saying that they favor left is kind of wrong.
whether the recent interview of the Twitter CEO makes things any better cannot be determined as of now, but in this age of social media, especially when you are a man running one of the biggest social media platforms should be careful of the consequences in these sensitive times. Internet and social media have made the community more sensitive than ever before, and taking offense seems to be everyone's favorite sports these days.
Joe Rogan's podcast is one of the most widely recognized shows in the world and these kind of mistakes are not acceptable in this day and age.