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thinks social media users needs better options than 'Like' or hate.
Speaking at theon Tuesday, The Duchess of Sussex floated the idea of adding a 'Dislike' button to platforms.
"One of the things that seems like such an easy solve from my lens, if you look at Instagram for example, there's a 'Like' button and then there's comments," she told host Andrew Ross Sorkin, an Editor at Large for the Times.
"So if you disagree with something you have to comment on it in a really vitriolic way," she continued. "If there was a 'Dislike' button, wouldn't that hugely shift what you were putting out there? Because you could just 'Like' it or just 'Dislike' it."
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Author Tom Bower told Closer the Duke, 37 and Duchess of Sussex, 40, would regret their 'poisonous choice' of cutting ties with their relatives when their kids grow up without a family.Commentator Tom Bower, who is currently working on a biography of Meghan, 40, told Closer magazine the 'stubborn' mother-of-two will regret cutting ties with her father Thomas Markle, 77, and moving her husband and two children away from the royal family to Montecito, California.
She added, "Now you have to 'Like' it or say something negative. It is just adding to this really unfortunate cycle that I think is having an unfortunate effect on women across the world."
Meghan, 40, made her comments to Sorkin and Ariel Investments' Co-C.E.O. and President Mellody Hobson during a conversation about economic and professional parity — though the event covered a wide range of topics, including Meghan's recentand one of her first business ventures .
She had traveled to New York with husband, 37, who also drilled down on the problems with media (both legacy and social) during Wired magazine's RE:WIRED virtual summit.
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The Sussexes know all too well the toll that social media toxicity can take — in the Wired panel, Harry cited anthat had found "more than 70 percent of the hate speech about my wife on Twitter can be traced to fewer than 50 accounts." He also implicated tabloid journalists in "amplifying the hate and the lies," saying they "regurgitate these lies as truth."
Case in point: The term "Megxit," which went viral after the couple announced their decision toin January 2020.
"The term 'Megxit' was or is a misogynistic term that was created by a troll, amplified by world correspondents, and it grew and grew and grew onto mainstream media. But it began with a troll," Harry said on Tuesday.
The Duke of Sussex also underlined the synergy between legacy media and social media in commodifying viral content to toxic ends — name-checking's fictional media tycoon and real-life media mogul .
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Bringing the drama! Kelly Dodd has a history of saying what’s on her mind, which has gotten her into trouble on more than one occasion. The former Real Housewives of Orange County star, who appeared on the series from 2016 to 2021, noted that her controversial actions over the years were probably the reason for her termination by Bravo after season 15. “Listen, ultimately, I got fired because of myself. I’m the one who got myself fired,” Dodd said during a June 2021 appearance on SiriusXM’s Jeff Lewis Live with her husband, Rick Leventhal. “I was causing them a lot of grief. I was causing them a lot of trouble. And, you know, I’m sorry about that. Like, I feel bad.” Leventhal, who married Dodd in October 2020, revealed that he was surprised by the network’s choice not to renew her contract, calling his wife the “brightest spark” on the show. “You want somebody to love to hate you, or you want people to really love you, but I have a million followers and they are diehard, like, fans, and they love me. And then I have […] this little group of people that are [part of] the cancel culture that hate me,” Dodd explained. “And so they’re the loud ones. … The woke, broke people. They love to hate me.” The former Bravo star’s actions in 2021 alone made a lot of waves, including her public feud with Braunwyn Windham-Burke after they were both axed from RHOC that June. Elizabeth Lyn Vargas’ contract wasn’t renewed either.
"This isn't just a social media problem. It's a media problem," he said. "I've grown up learning that news should be sacred ground. You don't have to be Logan Roy or Rupert Murdoch to understand that clickbait is the descendant of targeted advertising."
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And in her Times discussion, Meghan had a few more thoughts about media consumption: "Well, firstly I would urge you not to read tabloids. Because I don't think that's healthy for anyone," she told Sorkin.
"Hopefully," she added, "one day they come with a warning label like cigarettes do. Like, 'This is toxic for your mental health.'"
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