(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Former British Royal Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle were recently exposed to have invested heavily in some of the biggest social media platforms in the world, despite publicly complaining that the platforms were allowing people to direct hate and “fake news” towards them.
The Daily Mail reported how Ethic, the “hippy” Wall Street investment firm backed by the disgraced former royals, owns tens of millions of dollars’ worth of shares in Google, Twitter, and Facebook.
It’s ironic that they call themselves “Ethic,” isn’t it?
The New York-based investment company is part of a wider movement for businesses, particularly in the financial space, to start making more “ethical” investments – but it’s hard to avoid the fact that social media is becoming less and less ethical by the year. The hour, even.
According to the firm’s financial filings, there is a huge list of investments not just in these big social media companies but also in some of the biggest corporate behemoths in America. The firm has a $32 million investment in Alphabet, the company that owns Google, as well as $6.9 million in Facebook and $2 million in Twitter.
Funny how the smaller investment is in Twitter, isn’t it? They’ve presumably seen the writing on the wall.
The investment is utterly perplexing for Harry and Meghan, given how the pair removed all of their social media accounts after Meghan revealed that she experienced an “almost unsurvivable” toll from trolls on the Internet.
How can they criticize social media while also banking on it surviving – and thriving – well into the future?
What are they thinking?