Prince Harry (35) and Duchess Meghan (39) have in recent years taken a hard line against what they believe is unfair treatment of themselves – especially to British royals to be.
Now Prince Harry is urging businesses to demand change from social media players in order to get rid of hatred and division online.
In a letter, the prince writes that a better digital experience is crucial for people all over the world who trust the information they receive on social media.
“One could argue that access to accurate information is more important than ever now than at any other time in modern history. Nevertheless, the same places that allow disinformation to spread are those who throw up their hands when asked to take responsibility and find solutions “, he writes in an open letter published in Fast Company, according to People.
– Kindness above all
In the letter, the 35-year-old also encourages companies to crack down on hateful and racist remarks, anti-Semitism, dangerous disinformation and in general a digital culture that promotes violence and greatness.
He also encourages companies to spit in money to bring about change.
“Our hope is that this is the beginning of a movement in which we, as human beings, put community and connection, tolerance and empathy, and joy and kindness above all else,” writes Prince Harry.
He also writes that the internet helps to bring people together, but that it also reinforces and promotes the negative.
“We can – and must – encourage these platforms to redesign themselves in a more responsible and compassionate way. The world will feel it, and we will all benefit from it “, Prince Harry writes in the letter.
Won in court
Although Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry have moved to the United States, where they live a far more secluded life with their son Archie (1), it has not exactly been quiet from the duke couple.
They have almost gone to war against the press, and in recent months have been involved in a lawsuit against the Associated Newspaper. More specifically, the legal dispute is that the couple has been subjected to defamation from the tabloid newspaper Mail on Sunday.
However, it has not gone the way of Meghan – until this week. In May, several of the points in the lawsuit were rejected by the judge – in favor of the newspaper.
Last week it became clear that the duke couple lost the first round against the company, and thus had to pay the legal costs. This week, however, Meghan won the case.
It is about preventing the newspaper from publishing the names of five of the friends who testify in the case, according to The Guardian. In July, Meghan’s legal team claimed that the Associated Newspaper threatened to publish the names of the five friends.
– These five women have not been charged, and neither have I. The publisher of Mail on Sunday is. I therefore respectfully ask that the court treat this case with the sensitivity it deserves, and prevent the publisher of Mail on Sunday from breaking the precedent and abusing the legal process by identifying these anonymous individuals, the Duchess herself said through a witness statement.
The court therefore took this into account.
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