Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been in the limelight ever since their separation from the Royal family came in the news. However, recently, Prince Harry said on Thursday that the social media was stoking a “crisis of hate,” and he urged companies to rethink their roles in advertising on digital platforms as well. While they are eyeing for a change in the nature of social media and its impact on the digital landscape, he recently wrote a public call to action and warning against the impact of platforms that shares wrong information.
In an opinion article for U.S. business magazine Fast Company with the headline “Social media is dividing us. Together, we can redesign it,” Harry shared that he and his wife, Meghan Markle, have spent a lot of time recently on the issue and they have called businessmen and marketing executives to discuss on this as well.
Prince Harry’s take on social media
“Our message was clear: The digital landscape is unwell and companies like yours have the chance to reconsider your role in funding and supporting online platforms that have contributed to, stoked, and created the conditions for a crisis of hate, a crisis of health, and a crisis of truth,” wrote Harry while did not mention any name of companies.
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After leaving the Royal family, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who are formally known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex started living in Los Angeles since March to start their new careers. However, they moved out of the UK after becoming the target of the media. Notably, they mentioned before their split that they want to give their son – Archie a normal life, out of the limelight and media attention.
Harry, in his opinion piece, has requested the companies to use their advertising dollars in a better way. He urged them to demand the change from those ads that “give a safe haven and vehicle of propagation to hate and division.”
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