Prince Harry Slams “Misogynistic” Term “Megxit”

Harry—who is married to Meghan Markle and shares two children, Archie Harrison, 2, and Lilibet “Lili” Diana, 5 months, with the Duchess of Sussex—also discussed how a “small group of accounts are allowed to create a huge amount of chaos online and destruction and without any consequence whatsoever.”

According to an October report released by Bot Sentinel, a platform that tracks “inauthentic accounts and toxic trolls,” 83 accounts backed by 187,631 followers, “were responsible for approximately 70% of the original and derivative hate content targeting Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Twitter.”

Harry also accused British journalists of “interacting with and amplifying the hate” and regurgitating lies. He then pointed to the word “Megxit,” which spread online after Harry and Meghan announced their decision to step back as senior working royals last year.

“In fact the term—maybe people know this, maybe they don’t—but the term Megxit was or is a misogynistic term,” he said. “And it was created by a troll, amplified by royal correspondents and it grew and grew and grew onto mainstream media, but it began with a troll.”

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