Prince Harry says social media is creating a 'crisis of hate'

Prince Harry revealed in a Fast Company op-ed that he and Duchess Meghan are working on social media reform.
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See my story at montefiore.org/chiara We are here with prince Harry's new message when it comes to toxic social media. Lama, Harry and Meghan are on a mission with this one. Yeah, good morning to you, Cecilia. They are, prince Harry has strong words for social media companies and those that advertise on them. Calling for change and calling for it now. This morning, prince Harry is calling for the social media world to reform. Writing in the tech magazine he says, we have an opportunity to do better and remake the digital this remodeling must include industry leaders drawing a line in the sand against unexpectable online practices. He explains he and Meghan have been calling the leaders asking them to reconsider their roles in funding platforms that he says, quote have contributed to stoked and created the conditions for a crisis of hate. A crisis of health and a crisis of truth. The prince argues online advertisers must take more responsibilities and demand the platforms they advertise on stamp out misinformation and hate speech. To create a more tolerant and less divisive environment. As a father he is particularly worried about the effects a toxic social media world can have on children. He says the world is at a turning point and a rebuilding of compassionate trustworthy communities needs to be at the heart of where we go. Including the digital community. And he warns that from the many experts he and Meghan have spoken to one thing is clear. The time to act is now. We do not have the luxury of time. ABC news understands that this is an area that the couple have been working on, having visited Stanford university earlier this year they learned more from the tech leader there about the need for change. Now, we understand that making social media platforms a safer, less divisive environment is key to the charity. Lama, thank you so much. Coming up in a bit, how one

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