obama warns of social media dangers in interview with prince harry
Last Updated : GMT 07:25:12
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 07:25:12
Arab Today, arab today

Obama warns of social media dangers, in interview with Prince Harry

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Obama warns of social media dangers, in interview with Prince Harry

US President Barack Obama with Princ Harry, in his first interview since leaving the White House
Toronto - Arab Today

Former US President Barack Obama told Britain's Prince Harry he was concerned social media was "corroding civil discourse", in what he said was his first interview since leaving the White House, aired Wednesday.

"One of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely different realities," he told the prince, who was guest editing BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

"They can be cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases. Things aren't as simple as they've been portrayed in whatever chat room you've been in," he added.

"The question has to do with how do we harness this technology in a way that allows a multiplicity of voices, allows a diversity of views, but doesn't lead to a Balkanisation of society and allows ways of finding common ground."

The interview was recorded in Toronto, Canada, in September on the sidelines of the Invictus Games, the athletic tournament created by Harry for wounded former soldiers.

Despite admitting concern over the future of the US, Obama, who did not mention his successor Donald Trump by name, said he felt a sense of "serenity" on leaving the White House.

"There was a sense that we had run a good race," he added.

On his new routine, Obama told the prince: "I wake up later, it's wonderful to be able to control your day."

The prince opened the discussion by saying: "This is the first interview you've said 'yes' to doing since you handed over the reins", to which Obama replied: "that's true".

Harry is due to marry his US actress girlfriend Megan Markle on May 19 at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle near London.

According to British press reports, civil servants are concerned that a wedding invite from the couple to Obama could cause a further rift between Britain and Trump following a series of high-profile spats.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

obama warns of social media dangers in interview with prince harry obama warns of social media dangers in interview with prince harry

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

obama warns of social media dangers in interview with prince harry obama warns of social media dangers in interview with prince harry

 



Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 11:14 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 02:43 2016 Monday ,19 December

Giant oil tanker pays EGP 81 m to transit Suez Canal

GMT 21:06 2015 Sunday ,20 September

Nile river, fighting industrial pollution top priority

GMT 13:25 2017 Tuesday ,07 March

Received offer to join Ahly

GMT 03:52 2015 Saturday ,21 February

King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud Condoles Somalia's PM

GMT 01:47 2017 Saturday ,15 April

Police kill 6 suspected militants in Indonesia

GMT 12:40 2017 Wednesday ,04 October

INSEAD inaugurates new campus in Abu Dhabi

GMT 06:59 2017 Sunday ,16 July

Stocks end on high note driven by Emaar

GMT 11:35 2017 Wednesday ,15 March

Germany's EON clocks up record loss in 2016

GMT 11:10 2017 Saturday ,28 January

IMF concerned over Afghanistan refugee influx

GMT 19:39 2018 Monday ,15 October

Saudi Fashion Week postponed until further notice

GMT 03:24 2018 Saturday ,20 January

Trump to meet British PM May in Davos next week

GMT 09:47 2018 Saturday ,06 January

Canadian Ambassador visits Civil Aviation Directorate

GMT 13:43 2017 Wednesday ,13 December

Britain’s Serco shares get boost from upbeat outlook

GMT 16:44 2017 Sunday ,15 October

Saudi Arabia sees progress in electricity

GMT 13:51 2017 Saturday ,11 March

Golden Globes 2018 to be held on January 7
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday