Meghan Markle says she's not been on social media for 'a very long time' as ‘bad voices’ are ‘so loud and damaging’October 20, 2020
MEGHAN Markle said she quit social media after the "bad voices" became "so loud and damaging".
The Duchess of Sussex made the claims after hosting a special edition of TIME100 Talks with husband Harry.
During a discussion on the 'state of our digital experience', Meghan said the couple are using lockdown to enjoy time with son Archie.
"We are trying to embrace all the quality time we get with our son and embrace very moment of his growth and development," she said.
And she told the story of a YouTube employee who suffered with PTSD because of the stress of their role.
"Can you imagine carrying that every day – it’s everyone who ends up affected by it," she said.
"The good outweighs the bad, but goodness [me] – the bad can be so loud – the damage that happens as a result of that.
"We haven't begun to realise the legacy and effect of these platforms and the online space and what it is doing to us on a deeper level.
"We're in it now but we have a chance to get ourselves out of it."
Meghan recently insisted that all social media users are like "people who are addicted to drugs" during her latest virtual summit appearance – despite spending many years as a prolific Instagram user.
She made the claim during Fortune's Most Powerful Women Next Gen Virtual Summit.
The exclusive event was for invited guests only – as long as they paid a $1,750 fee.
She told Fortune associate editor Emma Hinchliffe that she has "not been on social media for a very long time".
However, she shared an official Sussex Royal account with Prince Harry for several years before they stepped down as senior royals.
During today's webcast, Prince Harry was asked how his family were faring.
He replied that people "threw around the question" before 2020.
"There's a lot of stuff to be focused on, a lot of work," she said.
"This is an opportunity to spend more time as a family than we probably would otherwise."
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