Prince Harry Says He Warned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Of A Possible “Coup” Before The Attack On The Capitol
Prince Harry is once again talking about the gurgling cesspool that is the corners of social media that incubate hate and violence, and according to Harry, you didn’t need a crystal ball or a pack of tarot cards to see that the United States Capitol was going to be stormed on January 6th, 2021. Oh, and while we’re on the topic of going back in time, Harry also wishes that the term Megxit was never invented.
Harry was a guest at a recent Wired magazine panel called “The Internet Lie Machine,” which makes sense, because Harry and Meghan Markle have claimed many times that the media has made up lies about them, which then, in turn, get spread across social media. Harry claims that misinformation is a “global humanitarian crisis,” and that it affects everyone in the world. He adds that it’s a problem that became greatly magnified during the pandemic, because people had tons of time to sit and scroll, scroll, scroll their phones, absorbing everything their eyes came across. Okay to be fair, some of us were on an internet diet of ASMR nail-tapping videos and copycat Cheesecake Factory recipes, but yes Harry, okay, some people were ingesting a non-stop stream of misinformation and hate. Harry says that he hasn’t spoken to any social media leaders personally about this problem, but that he was emailing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey prior to the events on January 6th. And it sounds like their conversation was Harry’s version of Biff Tannen from Back to the Future knocking on George McFly’s head and asking, “Hello? Hello? Anybody home?“. via The Daily Beast:
“Jack (Dorsey) and I were emailing each other prior to January 6, where I warned him that 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.”
Harry was also asked what he’d do if he got a moment to talk to social media’s most complicit supervillain, Mark Zuckerberg. He says he wishes he could have a “private conversation,” so he could explain that places like Facebook are breeding grounds for “hate, division, and lies.” But also, you know a little part of him wants to know where Zuck gets that ultra-thick sunscreen. Harry didn’t have to worry about UVA and B when he was still living in rainy ol’ England!
As for the word Megxit, we all know that it was born when Harry and Meghan made the decision to step down as senior royals and move to California. Megxit is a play on Brexit, aka Britain’s decision to leave the EU. The phrase Sussexodus was also thrown around, but some feel like Megxit made it seem like Meghan was pulling those puppeteer strings and dragging Harry away from the Royal Family. And does Megxit sound misogynistic? Harry thinks so. via Reuters:
“Maybe people know this and maybe they don’t, but the term Megxit was or is a misogynistic term, and it was created by a troll, amplified by royal correspondents, and it grew and grew and grew into mainstream media. But it began with a troll.”
Honestly, instead of Megxit, people should’ve gone with Sexit (Sussex + Brexit). Think of the possibilities. The double entendres. The way-past-their-prime Right Said Fred jokes about Harry and Meghan being too sexy for that crown. Listen, the options were low. Hexit? That makes me think of Harry Exit, which is great, but might not be a hit with all.