Prince Harry warned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey about coup day before deadly Capitol riots

Harry says he messaged Jack one day before Donald Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol in January

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Prince Harry claims he told Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, that the social media tool was “allowing a coup to be staged” just one day before Trump supporters attacked the Capitol on January 6.

  • Harry warned that Twitter was being used to plan a coup just one day before the shocking Capitol riots.
  • Harry, who made the announcement during a panel with RE:WIRED, said that he “has not heard” from Twitter boss since.
  • In other royal news, Prince William and Prince Harry have ‘no immediate possibility of any reconciliation’ as it isn’t ‘wanted on either side’.

During a panel event with RE:WIRED, the Duke of Sussex has claimed that he alerted Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey about the likelihood of a coup being staged against the US in January.

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Prince Harry’s warnings, he claims, came just one day before furious Donald Trump supporters laid siege to the US Capitol on January 6.

Called to action by Trump, an army of his supporters gathered in Washington, D.C., on January 5 and 6 to support his belief that the 2020 election had been "stolen by emboldened radical-left Democrats" and to demand that Congress reject President Joe Biden's victory.

Harry told the RE:WIRED panel how he warned Jack Dorsey that the social media site was playing a huge part in exacerbating the problem, as Harry suggested it was "allowing a coup to be staged."

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter

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Harry, who currently works at thinktank the Aspen Institute which investigates misinformation in the media, told RE:WIRED, "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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The role Twitter and other social media platforms like Facebook played in enabling the attack is now being investigated.

Five people died during the days of chaos at the Capitol— one was shot by Capitol Police, another died of a drug overdose, and three succumbed to natural causes. Many more were injured, including 138 police officers.