LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, spoke on Tuesday about their campaign against social media negativity, warning Harry of a “global crisis of hate” that would affect people’s mental health. Was affecting
The couple, officially known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, led a nearly 100-hour online discussion, hosted by Time 100 Talks, along with some experts, with whom they said they would go online this year In their bid to promote greater compassion in forums.
“This is a global crisis. The global crisis of hatred, the global crisis of misinformation and the global health crisis, ”Harry said in the opening remarks for the discussion on“ Engineering a better world ”.
Harry and Meghan moved away from their royal roles to Southern California this year to create a more independent life and avoid host British media.
Meghan said that making online conversations healthy for everyone is essential.
“It is not just a mental health or emotional well-being problem. This is a human problem. And going online for all of us is deeply affecting us offline, ”she said on Tuesday.
Meghan said last week that she had closed all of her personal social media accounts a few years earlier and had not read what people were saying about her “for my own self-preservation.”
In a conversation with adolescents earlier this month to mark World Mental Health Day, Meghan said she was told that “in 2019, I was the most troll person in the whole world – man or woman.”
Reporting by Jill Sargent; Editing by Peter Connie