The panel comes after a very interesting report which was released in October of this year and conducted by social media analytics service, Bot Sentinel. After analysing more than 114,000 tweets, the report found that 83 Twitter accounts are responsible for fuelling roughly 70% of negative content and harassment targeting Meghan.
It's a shocking revelation, particularly given how pervasive and widespread the online criticism appeared to be. It's also an important lesson that the internet allows a certain level of anonymity that prevents us from ever truly understanding who is on the other side of the screen.
Harry also commented on the insight during the panel, saying:
"Perhaps the most disturbing part of this was the number of British journalists who were interacting with them and amplifying the lies, but they regurgitate these lies as truth."
Harry and Meghan are both active campaigners against online bullying, as they understand first-hand how devastating the impacts can be. They also understand how detrimental online gossip and rumours can be for mental health, with Harry calling misinformation a “global humanitarian crisis” in the same panel.
Harry then went on to speak about his mother, and how his childhood influenced the way he perceives the media, given the intense scrutiny Princess Diana received.
“I learned from a very early age that the incentives of publishing are not necessarily aligned with the incentives of truth.
“I know the story all too well. I lost my mother to this self-manufactured rabidness, and obviously I’m determined not to lose the mother to my children to the same thing.”