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Harry says he warned Twitter CEO of U.S. Capitol riot

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Harry additionally accused different social media websites like Facebook of deceptive “billions of people”.

Britain’s Prince Harry mentioned he warned the chief govt of Twitter forward of the January 6 Capitol riots that the social media web site was getting used to stage political unrest within the U.S. capital.

Harry made the feedback on Tuesday whereas he was participating in a web based panel on misinformation in California. He mentioned he made his issues recognized through e mail to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey the day earlier than the riot.

“Jack and I were emailing each other prior to January 6 where I warned him that his platform was allowing a coup to be staged,” Harry mentioned on the on the RE:WIRED tech discussion board.

“That email was sent the day before and then it happened and I haven’t heard from him since.” Social media websites have come underneath fireplace for not doing sufficient to halt the unfold of misinformation and inciteful content material, with the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump only one instance.

Big tech generally has been accused of placing development and earnings forward of public security.

Harry additionally accused different social media websites like Facebook of deceptive “billions of people” with COVID and local weather change misinformation.

He additionally focused YouTube, saying many movies spreading COVID misinformation have been left up regardless of violating the positioning’s personal insurance policies.

“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,” he said.

“It shows really that it can be stopped but also they didn’t want to stop it because it affects their bottom line.” Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, announced in early 2020 that they were quitting royal duties and moving to North America, citing what they said were the unbearable intrusions and racist attitudes of the British media.

Meghan, a former star of the American TV legal drama “Suits,” married Harry, a grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, at Windsor Castle in May 2018.

 

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