Prince Harry claims he warned Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, a day ahead of the US Capitol riot on January 6.
The Duke of Sussex currently works at the Aspen Institute, investigating the spread of misinformation through the media. He and his wife, Meghan Markle, relocated to Montecito, California in 2020, where they reside with their two children: Archie and Lilibet.
Speaking during the RE:WIRED panel event, Harry accused social media platforms of allowing the spread of misinformation as it “affects their bottom line.”
“On Facebook itself, a dozen accounts are responsible for over 65% of totally made up and harmful COVID misinformation, which can reach billions of people.” He added, “and yet they’re still there.”
“Let’s not leave out YouTube,” he continued. “YouTube in one report alone, more than I think 70% of videos were in violation of YouTube’s own policies on misinformation. And worse, they came to the users via the recommendation tool within YouTube’s own algorithm, versus anything that the user was actually searching for.”
“So right here, what I’ve just said is just how a few can have a devastating impact on the masses – if not dealt with responsibly. And it shows really that it can be stopped. But ultimately they don’t want to stop it because it affects their bottom line.”
Harry went on to say that he emailed Twitter’s Jack Dorsey to inform him of a “coup” being organised on his platform. The next day a riot was staged at the US Capitol.
“Jack and I were emailing each other prior to January sixth. I warned him that his platform was allowing a coup to be staged. That email was sent the day before and then it happened.”
He adds, “I haven’t heard from him since.”
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