The Duchess of Sussex warns of the damaging effects of social media

The Editors
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From Harper's BAZAAR

The Duchess of Sussex has warned against the potential pitfalls of social media in an interview with Reddit co-founder and close friend Alexis Ohanian. The pair featured in an episode of TIME magazine’s Time 100 Talks series.

On the subject of social media, Meghan said that such platforms have potential for good and bad, although sometimes the negative is more overt than the positive. The former royal said recently that she won't return to social media any time soon.

“The good outweighs the bad, but my goodness the bad can be so loud, the damage that happens as a result of that is just...," she said, as reported by Harper's Bazaar US. "I think you’ve talked about and you tweeted recently that we haven’t yet begun to realise the legacy and the effects that all of these platforms and what social media and what the online space is doing to all of us on a deeper level. We’re in it now, but we have a chance to get ourselves out of it.”

Ohanian, who is married to and has a daughter with Serena Williams, recently stepped back from his role at Reddit so his position could be filled by a Black candidate, something he is still receiving hate mail over.

“You are leading by example,” Meghan told Ohanian. “And I think, you know, I’m sorry to hear that you’re still receiving hate mail. I know we have shared experiences in being in interracial marriages and you know raising small children who are of mixed race and how that plays into that.”

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