Prince Harry has revealed he warned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey that he was authorizing a coup in the United States just a day before the January 6 Capitol riots.
The Duke of Sussex was speaking on an online disinformation panel on Tuesday in which he expressed his grievances to the media.
When asked if he had spoken to Mark Zuckerberg or Jack Dorsey about his social media concerns, Harry replied: “Jack and I were emailing each other before January 6th where I let him know. that his platform authorized a coup.
“This email was sent the day before, then it happened and I haven’t heard from him since.”
On January 6, pro-Donald Trump protesters sought to overturn the election result by storming Capitol Hill, and the role of social media in spreading conspiracy theories is under investigation.
Prince Harry has revealed he warned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey that he was authorizing a coup in the United States just a day before the January 6 riots on Capitol Hill.
The Duke of Sussex says he has not heard from the CEO of Twitter (pictured) since pro-Trump protesters stormed the Capitol
Trump’s account was closed that day and has yet to be reopened.
During the panel moderated by WiredHarry, who has been listed as the co-founder of Archewell, also spoke about his personal experiences with the media.
He said: “Disinformation is a global humanitarian crisis. I have felt it personally over the years and now watch it happen around the world, affecting everyone, not just America, literally everyone in the world.
“The scariest part about it is you don’t have to be online to be affected by this. It is important to recognize that this problem does not come from social media.
“I learned from a young age that the prompts to publish are not necessarily aligned with the prompts to truth.
He added: “I know the story too well, I lost my mother because of this self-made rage and I’m obviously determined not to lose the mother of my children because of the same.”
Social media role investigated in storming Capitol Hill when pro-Trump supporters tried to overturn election results
In March, Prince Harry joined the Aspen Institute as one of 15 commissioners tasked with conducting a six-month study into the state of disinformation and disinformation in the United States.
He said his experience investigating disinformation opened his eyes to the extent of the problem in the United States.
The 37-year-old, who lives in Southern California with Meghan and the couple’s two children, said the internet is “defined by hate, division and lies”.
He said, “In a single household you can have three or four versions of reality in terms of truth and fact. This is not a “it could happen to you” case. It’s already happening to you.
“We can all feed on it if we are not aware of it, but if we are aware of our digital food and what we consume each day, we might be more aware of what we are passing on, what we don’t do what we actually consume and the fact that that actually affects the way we think.
Harry said he and Meghan were frequently targeted by online trolls, although they did not have individual social media accounts.
Pro-Donald Trump protesters on January 6 sought to overturn election results by storming Capitol Hill
He said: “I’m not on social media, we’re not on social media, and until things change it will stay the same.
“We have been led to believe that this challenge is too big to be solved, too big to be solved.
“What I have learned over the past six months as part of the Aspen Commission is that this is just not true.”
He said social media sites should take responsibility and not spread “hate and lies” after Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen revealed a series of documents claiming the tech giant put profit before profit. user safety.
Harry said: “There are a lot of really damaging articles and facts about these companies, but the change is not happening.
“We can fix this problem, we have to fix this problem, but we need everyone’s help.”
He went on to claim that the term Megxit, used to describe their dramatic departure from the royal family, was in fact ‘misogynist’.
He said: “Actually the term Megxit was or is a misogynistic term and it was created by a troll, amplified by royal correspondents and it grew and spread to mainstream media, but it started with a troll. “
It is not known how much Harry was paid for his appearance in the session titled “The Internet Lie Machine”.
Last year, experts predicted he and Meghan, 40, could earn more than £ 1million every time they give a speech after signing up with an elite agency.
Prince Harry appeared alongside Renée DiResta, head of technical research at the Stanford Internet Observatory, and Rashad Robinson, co-chair of the Aspen Commission on Information Disorders and Chairman of Color Of Change.
The event took place the same day his wife Meghan spoke at an online conference hosted by The New York Times to discuss “Women Achieving Economic and Professional Parity”.