The Duchess of Sussex broke down in tears as she described the impact of death threats in a documentary.
In an emotional moment during the fifth episode of the Netflix series Harry and Meghan, Meghan said the negative media coverage made people say they wanted to kill her.
The episode focused on the couple’s decision to step down as senior royals and the influence of the British press on their lives.
Meghan said the media caused the death threats by inciting hatred towards her and crying as she described fearing for her life and the lives of her children.
She said: “It’s my real life – and that’s the piece when you see it and you say you make people want to kill me.
“This isn’t just a tabloid — you scare me. And like that night, pacing in the middle of the night looking down the hallway, like ‘are we sure are our doors locked?
“I don’t think people fully understand that.”
The fifth episode included online research which revealed that the bulk of the Twitter abuse targeting Meghan came from just a small number of accounts.
Christopher Bouzy, founder and CEO of Bot Sentinel, said that 70 percent of the hateful content came from just 83 accounts, which had a reach of about 17 million people.
He said the accounts coordinated with each other to fuel hatred.
“These are housewives, these are middle-aged Caucasian women who just cause constant attacks,” he said.
Mr Bouzy also claimed that Meghan’s half-sister Samantha was part of a group spreading disinformation about the couple online.
The documentary then shares a statement released in the US publication Newsweek, which reads: “According to Samantha Markle’s attorney, Samantha’s Twitter account was never ‘banned’ but was ‘hacked’, resulting in ‘scam accounts’ run by created to defame his client.”
The entire Harry and Meghan series is now available to stream on Netflix.
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