Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Participated In Time100 Talks To Speak About The Need To Stop Widespread Misinformation Online
On Tuesday, 20 October, the duo participated in Time 100 Talks. They stressed on the need of keeping people informed with correct news online.
The Duchess said that she realised this herself in the last few years. Meghan also supports girls and women online. Prince Harry said that even he realised how online fake news could hamper essential issues such as the environment.
He further added that the digital world could also affect the progress as it spread misinformation frequently.
Prince Harry Says It Is Difficult To Trace The Source Of A Fake News, Also Talked about Media’s Role In It
Prince Harry then talked about how misinformation kept spreading like a snowball from one place to another. However, it happens that many times we don’t even know where the fake news started. It isn’t easy to trace the source point. Also, it is not limited to a particular group or social media conversation.
The media which is trusted by all the people must step in these circumstances. Its role becomes crucial at such times. The Duke wanted everybody to know only truth and nothing else.
It Is a Global Crisis Which Must Be Stopped
“This is a global crisis – a global crisis of hate, a global crisis of misinformation, and a global health crisis,” said Prince Harry. The couple revealed that they talked with numerous experts and pledged to make online space a better and healthier place.