The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William made a presentation at the BBC today, expressing his concern over social media platforms of major tech companies for failing to tackle cyber bullying.
The Duke reiterated that tech controllers “have a great deal to learn about the responsibilities that come with their significant power.”
He also added: “You can reject the false choice of profits over values. You can choose to do good and be successful. You can work in the interest of the children and parents who use your products and still make your shareholders happy.”
Prince William admitted the good aspects of social media, that it allows people all over the globe to connect. He said: “We have to acknowledge that much of the early optimism and hope of social media is giving way to very real concern, and even fear about its impact on our lives.”
Prince William, who had earlier set up the Cyberbullying Taskforce in 2016 to support young people, talked about his disappointment concerning the lack of positive response from companies and multinationals.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid a surprise visit to the BBC to view the work being done as as a key member of The Duke’s Cyberbullying Taskforce.