Prince Harry features in an op-ed for the American business magazine Fast Company companies to take a closer look at their use of social media. The British royal is concerned about the hatred being spread through the various platforms.
In the article Harry writes that social media divide us as people and that we don’t think enough about the consequences that this has on the youth. “But together we can give it a new meaning.”
The prince and his wife Meghan Markle have spoken extensively with corporate leaders in recent weeks, asking them to take a closer look at their social media use.
“Companies like yours have a chance to rethink supporting online platforms that help spread hatred and create a health and truth crisis,” said Harry, not naming companies that he says not doing well on social media.
Harry is not calling for a boycott or banning social media, because he also sees that many people are enjoying the use of social media. But he would like to see something substantial change on social media. “They should be about compassion and not hate, about truth and not misinformation, and about equality and inclusion instead of injustice and the creation of fear.”