Prince Harry says he warned Jack Dorsey about Twitter's involvement in the insurrection.
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  • Prince Harry was on a panel about misinformation for WIRED on Tuesday.
  • During the event, he said he warned Jack Dorsey that Twitter was "allowing a coup to be staged."
  • The Capitol Insurrection happened the next day, and the prince said he hasn't heard from Dorsey since.
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Prince Harry said he warned Jack Dorsey that Twitter "was allowing a coup to be staged" the day before the January 6 insurrection.

Harry, 37, took part in a panel discussion for WIRED about misinformation on Tuesday called "The Internet Lie Machine."

He and the other panelists discussed the way misinformation spreads on social media, and Harry shared details of how he and Meghan Markle have been affected by lies on the internet.

During the discussion, the panel leader, Steven Levy, asked Prince Harry if he had ever had the opportunity to share his concerns about social media with the founders of companies like Facebook and Twitter.

Harry then revealed that he had been in contact with Twitter founder Jack Dorsey the day before the Capitol insurrection to warn him about the dangerous content he saw spreading on the app.

Representatives for Twitter and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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

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

As Insider previously reported, many QAnon supporters tweeted references to January 6 in the days before the insurrection occurred. Twitter also restricted engagement on January 6 because of "high traffic" amid the insurrection.

At the time of writing, 691 people had been charged in the Capital insurrection. Five people died during the siege.

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