Prince Harry says he warned Twitter boss ahead of deadly US Capitol riot
Warned Twitter boss:Prince Harry said he predicted that uprising in Washington during the u.s presidential election because of the level of abuse seen on social media speaking to a tech conference in the u.s he said he’d been in contact with the boss of Twitter jack Dorsey just before the capital riots here’s mark LaBelle my twitter my notifications have blown up harry haters in his latest salvo against hate on social media the former army captain now misinformation warrior joined a 33-minute live session for wired’s rewired tech conference entitled the internet lie machine where it emerged
referring to these angry riots at the u.s capitol on January 6th he also seems somewhat of a soothsayer have you ever had a chance to present your case to the leaders of these companies mark Zuckerberg jack, Dorsey, no not directly not personally um uh jack and I were emailing each other prior to January the sixth where I warned him that his platform was allowing a coup to be staged uh that email was sent the day before and then it happened and i
warned Twitter boss:haven’t heard them since in march twitter’s chief executive jack Dorsey conceded during congressional testimony that yes his platform had played a role in the storming of the u.s capital but added it’s not just about the technological systems that we use prince harry warned a small group of accounts is causing a large amount of chaos online sullying the internet for future generations by filling it with hate division and lies misinformation is a global humanitarian crisis
um as you quite rightly pointed out I felt it personally over the years and I’m now watching it happen globally affecting everyone not just America literally everyone around the world and i guess the scariest part about it is you don’t need to be online to be affected by this leading to this personal swipe on the somewhat well-trodden ground for harry at sections of the UK press they’ve successfully turned fact-based news into opinion-based gossip with
devastating consequences for the country asked for his solution to the problem he’s not recommending everyone takes leave from social media as he and Megan have done conceding it’s far too addictive for that but instead he says it’s for big companies and advertisers to kick out the troublesome few whose hate and lies are then spread far.