Prince Harry has taken a stand against social media and calls for radical changes from big tech companies.
The 36-year-old Duke of Sussex said he and his wife Meghan Markle, 39, spent most of 2020 devising strategies to make social media a more positive environment.
Speak with Fast companyHe even suggested that we could be part of a “human experiment” controlled by big tech companies.
The prince said, “Aspects of digital space have unfortunately manipulated or even highlighted our weaknesses and brought out the worst in some.”
Prince Harry wants social media to be safer
Before we add, “We look forward to being part of the human experience – not a human experiment.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Harry referred to the “harassment” he and Meghan allegedly experienced in the UK.
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He argued that many of the stories that were written about her were wrong.
He said, “That false narrative became the mothership for all the harassment you are referring to.”
According to reports, Harry and Meghan have no intention of returning to social media.
Meghan says she is “the most trolled person of 2019”.
A source told The Times that it was “very unlikely” to ever return to social media in person.
Meanwhile, last year, Meghan said on the youth therapy podcast that she was the most trolled person of 2019.
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Indeed, the Duchess stated, “I was told that in 2019 I was the most trolled person in the world, male or female.
“After eight months, I wasn’t even visible. I was on maternity leave or with a baby. “
Harry calls for social media to be “redesigned”
She added: “But what could only be made and produced is almost impossible to survive.
“It’s so big that you can’t imagine how it feels.”
Finally, explain: “Because I don’t care if you are 15 or 25 years old. When people say things about you that are not true, what it means to your mental and emotional health is so detrimental. “
Harry’s last interview with Fast Company comes five months after writing an article for the magazine.
Again, he described the potential dangers of social media and that he and Meghan were hoping to help with the redesign.
He wrote: “From talking to experts in the field, we believe we need to re-architecture our online community in ways that are more compassionate than hateful.
“By truth instead of misinformation. Through justice and inclusiveness instead of injustice and scare tactics, through free and not with arms.
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