Prince Harry says he warned Twitter’s Dorsey about Capitol riot

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex speaks onstage during Global Citizen Live, New York on Sept. 25, 2021 in New York City. (John Lamparski/Getty Images/TNS)
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Kathleen Hunter Bloomberg News (TNS)

Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey got a warning from Prince Harry the day before the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol that the social media platform was being used to plan a riot, the Duke of Sussex said.

“Jack and I were emailing each other prior to Jan. 6 when I warned him his platform was allowing a coup to be staged,” the prince said Tuesday at a virtual panel discussion hosted by Wired. “That email was sent the day before. And then it happened, and I haven’t heard from him since.”

Twitter didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Dorsey told a congressional hearing in March that he took some responsibility for online organizing that led to the riot.

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Supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 after Trump falsely disputed the outcome of the 2020 election.

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