New fight for Prince William. Engaged for several years in causes close to his heart, such as the fight against mental illness or poverty, the Duke of Cambridge has decided to embrace a whole new cause: racism and harassment on social networks . A fervent user of platforms like Twitter and Instagram since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, and this in particular to keep in contact with the organizations he supports, Kate Middleton’s husband did not fail to notice what he describes it as an “epidemic of abuse”.
A cause which is now particularly close to Prince William’s heart, in particular for having been “shocked and dismayed” by the lack of action of the digital giants to fight in the long term against these racist attacks and harassment on social networks, specifies The Mirror. The click? The repeated attacks against black celebrities, including footballers like Marcus Rashfor, or even more recently Anthony Martial, star of Manchester United to whom the club has offered close protection. “It makes me so angry that people are allowed to act like this,” lamented the Duke of Cambridge, who is now “fed up with excuses”. “It’s been going too long,” he got annoyed.
Prince William in support of victims of cyberbullying
A new commitment for the grandson of Elizabeth II, which goes in particular with the causes he supports such as mental illness and depression, which can be caused by forms of harassment. “He knows the effect it has on the victims,” said Sanjay Bhandari, chairman of the Kick It Out campaign with The Mirror, who praises the way Prince William “wants to use his experience in challenging the giants of the technology to put their business in order, “he who had already organized support groups in 2016 and 2018 to help victims of cyberstalking.
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