The Duke of Cambridge thinks social media companies should be owning up to the responsibilities that come with the massive impact they have on our lives.
Speaking at the BBC on Thursday, Prince William first praised social media companies for their “extraordinary” inventions, but urged them to wake up to the responsibilities that come with their “significant power.”
Mashable reports Prince William saying that “As [the] list of unintended consequences grows, a culture of defensiveness is undermining the sector’s relationship with the public.”
“Their self-image is so grounded in their positive power for good that they seem unable to engage in constructive discussion about the social problems they are creating.”
Prince William also criticised social media for helping to create “profound feelings of loneliness and inadequacy,” adding that they have “a great deal” to learn about responsibility.