Since Meghan Markle married Prince Harry, she delegated a team of people to manage her social media presence. The posts people saw online from their son, Archie Harrison’s cute photos to their statements regarding their role as royals, these and more have been curated by social media managers who work for them.
Many though the former actress would be back to social media after they decided to step down from their roles as senior royals but on the contrary, she made it her “personal choice” to have others do it for her.
During the latest virtual interview for Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit, she explained, “For my own self-preservation, I have not been on social media for a very long time… I have a lot of concerns for people that have become obsessed with it.”
She added, “It is so much a part of our daily culture for so many people that it’s an addiction like many others. There is something algorithmically that is creating this obsession, and I think it’s very unhealthy for a lot of people.”
Further, she reminded content creators and others to be “conscious of what you’re doing and understand that it is not limited to that one moment.” She explained that engaging with these platforms have a lasting impact on others. She also said how she would often ask herself on how she could make this world better for her son, Archie.
Meanwhile, she said, “At the same time, I am cautious of putting my family at risk by certain things. I try to be very clear in what I say and not get controversial and instead talk about things that seem very straight forward, like exercising your right to vote.”
She went on to say, “I think that’s as simple as it comes and as necessary as it comes and to that point as a parent, I can enjoy all the fun and silliness and games with my son, but I wouldn’t be able to feel proud of myself as a mom if I didn’t know that I wasn’t doing my part to make it a better place for him.”