The Duchess of Sussex made a virtual appearance at this year’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit, hosted by Fortune Magazine. Speaking to Fortune’s Emma Hinchliffe from her new home in Santa Barbara, California, on October 13th 2020, Meghan discussed cyberbullying and social media addiction.
“People who are addicted to drugs are called ‘users’ and people who are on social media are called ‘users.’ There is something in there – algorithmically, that is creating this obsession,” Meghan said. Meghan revealed she stays off social media entirely in order to preserve her mental health.
Meghan added: “I don’t know what’s out there. And in many ways, that’s helpful for me. I have a lot of concerns for people that have become obsessed with it.”
Last month, the Duchess attracted controversy online for encouraging people to vote in the upcoming U.S. presidential election, although she did not mention a specific candidate or political party. Last week, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Jason Smith from Missouri, wrote to the British Ambassador to the United States, Dame Karen Pierce, accusing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of interfering in the election and calling for the revocation of Harry and Meghan’s titles.
Other speakers at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit include designer Diane von Fürstenberg, Chelsea Clinton, and Kathryn McLay, the CEO of Sam’s Club.