By Sarah Keane • 15 October 2020 • 9:26
MEGHAN Markle has been accused of ‘ripping off’ Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma after using almost identical phrases and analogies in the Virtual Summit on Tuesday.
Speaking on the dangers of social media addiction, Meghan likened social media ‘users’ to drug users, a concept that is strikingly similar to the messages in The Social Dilemma.
The backlash began almost immediately after the 39-year-old Duchess of Sussex spoke at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Virtual Summit, with some Twitter users even accusing her of ‘plagiarism’.
One angry Twitter user shared the controversial quote from the documentary: “There are only two industries that call their customers “users”: illegal drugs and software,” his quote reads.
Meghan’s opinion is almost identical. : “There are very few things in this world where you call the person who’s engaging with it “a user”. People who are addicted to drugs are called users and people who are on social media are called users,” she said.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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