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Prince Harry Says Social Media Is Stoking A ‘Disaster Of Hate’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry on Thursday mentioned social media was stoking a “disaster of hate,” and he appealed to corporations to rethink their roles in promoting on digital platforms.

In an opinion piece for U.S. enterprise journal Quick Firm headlined “Social media is dividing us. Collectively, we are able to redesign it,” Harry mentioned that he and his spouse, Meghan Markle, have spent the previous few weeks calling enterprise leaders and advertising executives on the difficulty.

“Corporations like yours have the possibility to rethink your function in funding and supporting on-line platforms which have contributed to, stoked, and created the situations for a disaster of hate, a disaster of well being, and a disaster of reality,” wrote Harry. He didn’t title any corporations.

The Duke of Sussex and Duchess of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 9 in London.

Harry, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth, referred to as for on-line communities to be “outlined extra by compassion than hate; by reality as an alternative of misinformation; by fairness and inclusiveness as an alternative of injustice and fear-mongering; by free, fairly than weaponized, speech.”

Harry and Meghan, formally often called the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, now stay in Los Angeles after stepping down from their royal roles in March to forge new careers. They moved out of the UK after rising media hostility.

In a speech final month, Meghan urged teen women and younger girls to drown out typically “painfully loud” destructive on-line chatter with positivity.

Harry in his opinion piece urged corporations to make use of their promoting {dollars} “to demand change from the very locations that give a secure haven and automobile of propagation to hate and division.”

Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Modifying by Leslie Adler