Harry ‘warned Twitter boss it was allowing a coup’ day before Capitol riots

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Prince Harry said he warned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey his platform was allowing a coup to be staged against the United States just a day before the riots on the Capitol earlier this year.

Harry continued his feud with the media during an appearance on a panel discussing misinformation, claiming that the "crisis" pre-dated social media.

"I learned from a very early age that the incentives of publishing are not necessarily aligned with the incentives of truth," the Duke of Sussex said.

When the ex-royal was asked if he had spoken to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg or Twitter boss Dorsey, Harry claimed he had warned the latter his website was helping a coup to be formed on the evening of the January 6 riots.

He said: "Jack and I were emailing each other prior to January 6 when I warned him his platform was allowing a coup to be staged.

"That email was sent the day before.

"And then it happened and I haven't heard from him since."

The riots saw a group of Donald Trump supporters storm the US Capitol building in Washington DC over claims the election was rigged.

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The role in which the social media platforms played in facilitating the attack is currently being investigated.

Harry, who was listed as the co-founder of Archewell at the RE:WIRED summit, does work with the think tank Aspen Institute and looks into disinformation in the media.

The duke claimed the internet is "being defined by hate, division and lies".

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He described misinformation as a "global humanitarian crisis" and added that he didn't want to lose his wife Meghan Markle to the "crisis" that killed his late mother, Princess Diana.

He said: "I lost my mother to this self-manufactured rabidness.

"And obviously I'm determined not to lose the mother to my children to the same thing."

Referring back to his documentary with Oprah Winfrey, the Duke explained: "What I said in the mental health series many months ago, that they wont stop until she's dead, that was I guess more of a warning not a challenge."

  • Donald Trump
  • Meghan Markle
  • Prince Harry
  • Princess Diana
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