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Duchess Meghan makes a stirring personal statement about “loud and damaging” voices in her latest appearance

Harry and Meghan joined TIME for an important cause.

By Maddison Hockey
Following on from the surprise reveal of their stunning portrait for TIME magazine, Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry have spoken with the publication for a special edition of TIME 100 Talks.
The episode labelled "Engineering a Better World" focused on "the state of the digital experience", a conversation the couple is vastly suited for.
Harry and Meghan used the conversation to advocate the building of online communities that are "kinder and safer" and can be used for good cause.
Harry and Meghan first spoke together on the topic. (TIME)
"What is happening in the online world is affecting the world. This is a global crisis of hate, a global crisis of misinformation, and a global health crisis," Harry said.
Meghan added that she has witnessed the detrimental impact online spaces had on her work with young women and girls.
Having quit her own social media accounts, Meghan said the "bad voices" online can be "so loud and damaging".
Meghan then led the conversation with a series of guests including Reddit co-founder and founder of 776 Alexis Ohanian (pictured). (TIME)
After facing so much backlash and criticism online, particularly after stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family, it's easy to see why the duo feel strongly about the important cause.
Meghan admitted she and Harry "don't speak tech" as they "know the experience of being a human being and the pain and suffering and joy that has come from this worldwide web".

The Duchess went on to host a series of conversations with notable names in the tech sphere including including Reddit co-founder and founder of 776 Alexis Ohanian and Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa.
When asked how the couple were doing, given the turbulent nature of 2020, Harry revealed they were "good" adding they had been making the most of their time to focus on the cuases close to their hearts.
"There's a lot of stuff to be focused on, a lot of work."
Harry and Meghan also said they were 'embracing every moment' at home and spending time with their son Archie during the pandemic.
Meghan added: "We are trying to embrace all the quality time we get with our son and embrace every moment of his growth and development."

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