Earlier this week, the British Royal Family announced a series of social media guidelines to create a "safe environment" against comments considered discriminatory, threatening, abusive, hateful, and violent, to name but a few.
Although Kensington Palace mentioned no specific reason for more dedicated protocols, sources told CNN that the royal family provided for social media, given an increase in "racist online abuse" directed against Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle from the moment she announced her pregnancy.
The palace has reportedly hired more staff to remove negative comments and installed programs that will block the use of the n-word and emoji weapons.
Although online abuse is not new to the royal couple – Prince Harry released a statement in 2016 condemning "outright sexism and racism of social media rolls" against his girlfriend at the time – there is a distinct, insidious nature of recent attacks.
After analyzing 5,000 anti-Meghan tweets between January and February, advocacy organization Hope Niet Hate told CNN that only 20 accounts were responsible for sharing 70% of negative tweets with offensive images, hashtags, and memes.
CNN writes: "The fact that so & # 39; n small number of users have generated such & & # 39; n large number of tweets suggests that the accounts were created for the purpose of producing negative content about the duchess."
Many of the accounts reportedly used hashtags that were recruiting political ideologies of British and American law, including #Brexit and #MAGA, but Hope Not Hate noted that there was no evidence that this was an organized extreme right-wing campaign against Markle.