Duchess of Sussex calls for social media changes

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The Duchess wants change from social media companies credit:Bang Showbiz
The Duchess wants change from social media companies credit:Bang Showbiz

The Duchess of Sussex wants social media platforms to add a 'Dislike' button.

The 40-year-old royal - who has Lilibet, five months, and Archie, two, with Prince Harry - has called for changes to platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, suggesting that social media users need better options.

She explained: "One of the things that seems like such an easy solve from my lens, if you look at Instagram for example, there's a 'Like' button and then there's comments.

"So if you disagree with something you have to comment on it in a really vitriolic way.

"If there was a 'Dislike' button, wouldn't that hugely shift what you were putting out there? Because you could just 'Like' it or just 'Dislike' it."

The Duchess claimed that the current approach is "having an unfortunate effect on women across the world".

Speaking at the The New York Times DealBook Online Summit, she shared: "Now you have to 'Like' it or say something negative. It is just adding to this really unfortunate cycle that I think is having an unfortunate effect on women across the world."

Meanwhile, Prince Harry recently claimed that he warned Twitter about the platform being used to stage a "coup" the day before the US Capitol riots.

The 37-year-old royal sent an email to Jack Dorsey - the CEO of Twitter - alerting him to the misuse of the platform shortly before Donald Trump supporters stormed the building in a bid to overturn the election result.

Harry said: "Jack and I were emailing each other prior to January 6 when I warned him his platform was allowing a coup to be staged.

"That email was sent the day before. And then it happened, and I haven't heard from him since."

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