Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have stepped back from social media after quitting the Royal Family and have condemned role and the behaviour of users on online platforms. Speaking in a recent Q&A session with US business magazine Fast Company, Harry lashed out at the amount of “misinformation” being distributed online and claimed social media has played a big role in attacks on the US capitol, genocide against the Rohingya people in Burma and the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
The Duke of Sussex also called for social media to be re-modelled and says the “guiding principle in my life has been about the duty to truth, the pursuit of compassion, and the alleviation of suffering”.
Harry, 36, insisted “we are all vulnerable” to online hate and described it as a “humanitarian issue”.
Meghan, 39, has also opened up on her personal experiences of social media and said she was informed last year that she was the “most trolled person in the world in 2019”.
The couple launched their own Archewell foundation last month and have not set up any social media accounts for their projects.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may not return to social media (Image: GETTY)
Prince Harry has lashed out at the role of social media (Image: GETTY)
Their SussexRoyal Instagram account with more than 10 million followers remains live but has been inactive since last March.
Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams believes Meghan and Harry have no intention of using social media in its current form.
The royal commentator says the couple are already well-connected with the right people and may feel they do not need to use the platform.
He points out the Duke and Duchess have already signed mega-deals without the need for social media.
Meghan and Harry's Instagram account has not been used since last March (Image: Instagram/SussexRoyal )
Since quitting the Royal Family, Meghan and Harry have