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CNN: Racist online abuse of Meghan has put royal staff on high alert

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BigChocFrenzy Sun 10-Mar-19 11:26:59

I hadn't realised it was this serious

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/07/uk/meghan-kate-social-media-gbr-intl/index.html

Britain's royal family is beefing up its social media operation
amid a rise in racist online abuse targeting the Duchess of Sussex in the months after the announcement of her pregnancy,
sources have told CNN.

Kensington Palace staff are devoting more resources to deleting comments targeting Meghan, and blocking abusive Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Software is being used to filter out the use of the n-word as well as emojis of guns and knives shock
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Twenty accounts were responsible for about 70% of the tweets, sharing anti-Meghan hashtags, pictures and memes.

The fact that such a small number of users generated such a large number of the tweets suggests that the accounts were created for the purpose of producing negative content about the duchess, Hope Not Hate said.

The Twitter bios associated with the users typically contained Meghan-related hashtags like #Megxit and #Charlatanduchess,
as well as political hashtags like #Brexit and #MAGA (Make America Great Again), sometimes in combination.
< so it's rightwing politics too ? >

Some of the accounts also shared links to far-right websites and social media pundits

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