• A podcast featuring Meghan Markle will launch on Spotify this summer, an Archewell Audio rep confirms
  • Archewell Audio had encouraging conversations with Spotify execs regarding the platform's misinformation policies and practices
  • The announcement that Markle is debuting a podcast on Spotify was met with mixed reactions on social media

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Archewell production firm has announced that a podcast featuring the duchess will hit Spotify soon, but the news was met with some mockery on social media.

In January, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said they were urging Spotify to make changes to prevent "serious harms" from COVID-19 misinformation present on its platform.

On Thursday, a spokesperson for Archewell Audio said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter that the studio had encouraging conversations with Spotify executives about implementing policies, practices and strategies to raise creator awareness, minimize the spread of misinformation and support transparency.

As a result, Archewell Audio said it is moving forward with the production of Markle's podcast series, which launches this summer on Spotify.

Former "Good Morning Britain" host Piers Morgan, who is coming back with a new show called "Piers Morgan Uncensored," was quick to mock Markle over the couple's decision to move forward with their Spotify deal.

"So a proven liar is now satisfied nobody else is lying? Beyond parody," he tweeted, adding three laughing emojis.

Some Twitter users appeared to be far from thrilled about the news as well, with one person suggesting, "Maybe [the podcast will] be a workshop on how to be a compulsive liar, and then part two, how to believe your own lies."

Another user wrote that she "can't wait" for the podcast, before adding, "sarcasm."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's fans and supporters, on the other hand, are looking forward to her new series.

"We are ready!! Meghan is a very intelligent, bright and passionate person. She has the drive and will to focus on cause-driven work and empower women," one Twitter user wrote. "She is an amazing woman, and I look forward to more of her brilliant work."

"This [is] gonna be good, [it's] been highly anticipated. I love podcasts, I listen to them doing chores and walking [the dog], so this one will be added to the rotation. [Meghan's] always got something interesting to say," another supporter commented.

"[I'm] really looking forward to Meghan’s podcast. Her positive spirit exudes through everything she does," a third one added.

Earlier this year, Spotify was scrutinized for its deal with Joe Rogan, who has been accused of helping spread COVID-19 misinformation through his podcast, "The Joe Rogan Experience."

Musicians such as Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Graham Nash and Nils Lofgren requested that their music be taken off Spotify in protest of the service platforming misinformation about the coronavirus vaccine.

At the time, Markle and Prince Harry — through an Archewell Foundation spokesperson — released a statement saying: "We have continued to express our concerns to Spotify to ensure changes to its platform are made to help address this public health crisis. We look to Spotify to meet this moment and are committed to continuing our work together as it does."

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek later announced that the streamer would introduce an advisory on podcasts that discuss COVID-19 to combat the spread of misinformation.

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EW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 10: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the 2021 Salute To Freedom Gala at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on November 10, 2021 in New York City. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images