Quantcast
More

    James Martin’s This Morning segment descends into CHAOS

    'I got up at 5am to come here!' James Martin's fumes as his soup boils over, blender lid flies off and host Phillip Schofield...

    Now a mysterious Arthur C Clarke-style monolith appears in ROMANIA after another vanished from Utah

    Now a mysterious Arthur C Clarke-style monolith appears in ROMANIA after unexplained metal vanished from Utah – so who (or what) put it there? Mysterious...

    China attacks Australia with vile fake image of soldier and Afghan child

    China attacks Australia with vile fake image of soldier holding a knife to the throat of an Afghan child in shocking reference to 'war...

    Duke and Duchess of Sussex convene session on digital world

    NEW YORK (AP) — Creating online communities free of danger and misinformation is crucial in building a better world, the Duchess of Sussex told an online audience Tuesday during a special Time100 Talks episode she curated with her husband, Prince Harry.

    “This isn’t just a tech problem. This isn’t solely a mental health or emotional well-being problem. This is a human problem. And what’s happening to all of us online is affecting us deeply offline,” Meghan said in opening the two-hour session that gathered academics, experts in misinformation, advocates for teens and the marginalized, journalists and others.

    ADVERTISEMENT

    Since the start of 2020, after the two left the U.K., they’ve been spending quality time with son Archie at their California home and also educating themselves on issues swirling in the digital space. They’ve made new friends among those working to make that space better, both said.

    “What our job is, especially throughout these conversations, is to get people to listen to the experts and for them to explain how what’s happening in the online world is affecting the world,” Harry said. “It is not restricted to certain platforms or certain social media conversations. This is a global crisis, a global crisis of hate, a global crisis of misinformation and a global health crisis.”

    He called the media’s role vital in informing and changing the world overall but said: “There’s a huge amount of trust that we all put into media and digital platforms that sometimes is undermined.”

    Meghan endured a slew of negative headlines in Britain after she married the prince. The two have fought back over alleged phone hacking, the publication of unauthorized photos of their son and the disclosure of a handwritten letter the duchess wrote to her estranged father.

    Among those who participated in their Time100 session, “Engineering a Better World,” was Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, investor and husband of tennis great Serena Williams. He recently resigned from the Reddit board and asked to be replaced by a Black candidate.

    The tech giant has announced his spot will go to Michael Seibel, who co-founded Justin.tv/Twitch. Ohanian said he was inspired to step down by his 3-year-old daughter, Olympia, who is of mixed race.

    “Given that I’m still getting hate mail about it, I knew I made the right choice because sadly, you know, we’re at a place in this country where there is still a lot of work to be done,” he told Meghan. “I knew that I had a responsibility to be able to answer her when she asks me in 10 years, when she’s a snarky teenager, what I did to help be a part of making things better for her.”

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Latest Posts

    John Shimooka, 51, farewelled by surfing legends around the world

    'Let your mind be at rest': Surfing great Kelly Slater leads tributes from around the world for 'one of a kind' wave rider John...

    Hospitalizations hit record 96,039 and rise in 41 states and America faces new restrictions

    Hospitalizations hit a record 96,039 as they continue to rise in 41 states and America faces new restrictions after Thanksgiving as health officials warn...

    Trump lashes out at Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey after he ‘ignored’ a call from the White House

    Trump lashes out at Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey for 'rushing to put a Democrat in office' after he 'ignored' a call from the White...

    Frantic search for 12-year-old girl who was last seen three days ago wearing an Adidas tracksuit

    Frantic search for 12-year-old girl who was last seen three days ago wearing an Adidas tracksuit Investigation underway after the disappearance of a young girl in...