Meghan Markle has come under fire after supposedly “plagiarising” a quote at an event. The Duchess of Sussex had been speaking at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Virtual Summit. Royally Obsessed podcast hosts Roberta Fiorito and Rachel Bowie discussed the backlash the royal received.
Ms Fiorito told listeners: “Meghan mentioned that we’re considered ‘users’ when we’re on social media, and the only other time you’re called a user is in the context of addiction.
“She actually got a lot of criticism for saying that because it’s almost directly pulled from the Netflix documentary, ‘The Social Dilemma’.
“They definitely say that users thing there.
“She got criticism online for using that, but so many people have used that before.”
She continued: “I think even Harry has said in a talk that he related social media to an addiction and stuff like that.
“So it’s definitely not anything new for them.
“I don’t think it was warranted to criticise that she may have plagiarised it or whatever.”
The Duchess had said: “People who are addicted to drugs are called users and people who are on social media are called users.”
She warned that the “obsession” with the online world was “very unhealthy for a lot of people”.
Ms Bowie also discussed the royal’s wider goals with her husband now they are no longer working members of the monarchy.
The podcast host said: “I really like that this is is becoming a huge tent pole for Harry and Meghan.”
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She added: “It’s kind of in the same way that William has taken on the environment.
“I like the message that so many communities are being targeted by hate and technology is amplifying and failing what’s credible and true.
“I think that this just kind of really anchored the fact, for me, that we can take it on on a personal level.
“That we can quit Facebook and choose what we’re going to consume.
“But this is a systemic problem and tech people and policy people need to get around the same table.”