Harry says he warned Twitter boss ahead of Capitol riot

Harry says he warned Twitter boss ahead of Capitol riot
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey (left) and Prince Harry (right).
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Daily US Times: Prince Harry has said he warned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey about political unrest in the US – just a day before the deadly 6 January Capitol riot.

“I warned him his platform was allowing a coup to be staged,” the Duke of Sussex said at the RE:WIRED tech forum in the US.

He said: “That email was sent the day before. And then it happened and I haven’t heard from him since.”

Prince Harry was speaking at a session discussing whether social media was contributing to misinformation and online hatred.

Mr Dorsey has so far made no public comments on the issue.

Prince Harry, who now lives in California with his wife, appeared at Tuesday’s session via video chat as a guest speaker. The duke was introduced as the co-founder of the Archewell organisation.

He used his personal experience with online hatred and the press to reflect that social media companies weren’t doing enough to stop the spread of misinformation.

”The internet was being defined by hate, division and lies. That can’t be right.”

His appearance at the RE:WIRED tech forum via video chat comes two weeks after a data analytics company alleged that 70% of the hate directed towards the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Twitter was generated by just 55 accounts.

Meanwhile, investigations into what happened on Capitol riot, when a mob of President Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol building in Washington DC and disrupted the official certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the White House race, are continuing.

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