Prince Harry claims he warned Twitter founder of ‘coup’ before Capitol riot

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Prince Harry claims he warned Twitter founder of 'coup' before Capitol riot

Prince Harry claimed in a panel discussion that he warned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey about a “coup” being planned on the social media platform ahead of the Jan. 6 siege on the US Capitol.

“Jack and I were emailing each other prior to January the 6th,” Harry said Tuesday during a virtual panel called “The Internet Lie Machine,” part of the RE:WIRED conference.

“I warned him that his problem was allowing a coup to be staged,” he added. “That email was sent the day before. And then it happened and I haven’t heard from him since.”

A Twitter spokesperson didn’t respond to an email seeking comment.

Neither Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, have Twitter accounts. The Duke of Sussex also blasted the media in general during the panel, telling moderator and WIRED editor-at-large Steven Levy that misinformation was a problem in the press as well.

Prince Harry said his warning to Dorsey came one day before the riot at the Capitol building.
Prince Harry said his warning to Dorsey came one day before the riot at the Capitol building.
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He lashed out at UK publications which he said turned fact-based news into opinion-based gossip.

“I learned from a very early age the incentives of publishing are not necessarily aligned with the incentives of truth,” Harry said.

Dorsey never responded to Harry's "coup" email, according to the prince.
Dorsey never responded to Harry’s “coup” email, according to the prince.
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“I lost my mother to this self-manufactured rabidness,” he said of his mother, the late Princess Diana. “And obviously not to lose the mother to my children to the same thing.”

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