In a recent and unexpected turn of events, Piers Morgan, the outspoken former host of "Good Morning Britain" (GMB), has aligned his views with those of Meghan Markle, Duchess of Suss-x, concerning the vital issue of online safety for children.
This surprising shift in stance comes after a history of Morgan being notably critical of Markle, especially following her candid interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021. During a segment on Thursday's episode of "Uncensored" on TalkTV, Morgan, 58, expressed support for the stance taken by Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, through their Archewell Foundation.
The couple has been vocal about implementing safeguards for children using social media platforms. Morgan's concurrence with the Duchess's viewpoint left his audience astounded, marking a significant departure from his usual commentary style.
In his show, Morgan addressed the recent Congressional hearings where leaders of tech giants, including Meta, TikTok, Snapchat, and others, were questioned about the harmful impact their products could have on children. He emphasized the necessity of removing any content that might pose a risk to children, particularly in instances of child abuse imagery.
"How can any sane person argue otherwise?” he questioned, highlighting the urgency of the matter.
Morgan Supports Child Safety
Senator Lindsey Graham's criticism of Mark Zuckerberg, suggesting the Facebook CEO has "blood on his hands," was met with approval from many, including Morgan.
Nevertheless, Morgan acknowledged Zuckerberg's "decency" in apologizing to families affected by harmful content on social media platforms. Morgan further criticized the tech giants for their profit-driven motives, stressing that companies like Meta, which earn billions in profits, should focus more on child safety rather than on moderating opinions.
This sentiment resonates with the statement issued by Meghan and Harry, who commended the "bravery and determination" of parents advocating for this crucial issue. Interestingly, Morgan did not directly mention the Duke and Duchess of Suss-x in his initial commentary.
However, his views mirrored their statement, signaling a notable alignment in their perspectives on this critical social issue. This alignment marks a significant moment, given Morgan's past criticism of the Duchess, and reflects a broader concern for the well-being and safety of children in the digital age.