Prince Harry said he warned Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey that “a coup” was being allowed to be staged the day before the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.
“Jack and I were emailing each other prior to January 6 where I warned him that his platform was allowing a coup to be staged,” said Harry, on a panel called “The Internet Lie Machine,” organized by the technology magazine “Wired.”
“That email was sent the day before, then it happened, and I haven’t heard from him since.”
Dorsey has so far not commented.
Harry and his wife, Meghan, have complained about comments they received on social media. A report released last month by Twitter analytics provider Bot Sentinel showed the couple was the target of a coordinated hate campaign on that platform.
Harry said that “perhaps the most disturbing part of this [study] was the number of British journalists who were interacting with them and amplifying the lies. But they regurgitate these lies as truth.”
On Jan. 6, the day the votes from the Electoral College were certified, former President Donald Trump tweeted allegations of vote fraud before a rally was held in Washington, D.C.
After the rally near the White House, a group moved down the street and stormed the Capitol in order to disrupt the official certification of votes.
Four of those who went to the Capitol after the rally died. One was shot by Capitol police and three others died of natural causes.
A police officer on duty at the Capitol also died after collapsing at the police station following the riot.
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