THE DUKE of Sussex has revealed he warned the Twitter CEO that the platform was allowing a coup against the US a day before the Capitol riots.

Following Donald Trump’s presidential defeat, a mob of supporters attacked the building in Washington DC on January 6.

The riots led to five deaths and hundreds of injuries.

Speaking at a panel event titled the ‘internet lie machine, Prince Harry said he emailed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on January 5, warning him of the threat of misinformation on his platform.

“And then that coup happened and then I never heard from him again," Prince Harry said.

The Duke added that he had not been in direct conversation with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Prince Harry attended the event, part of the virtual RE:WIRED summit, as the co-founder of Archewell Foundation.

According to event organisers, the panel discussion examined what “the real cost of a lie on the internet is — to ourselves, our communities, and our societies”.

Prince Harry was joined by Stanford Internet Observatory Technical research manager Renee DiResta, Aspen Commission on Information Disorder co-chairman, Color Of Change president Rashad Robinson and Wired editor at large Steven Levy.

Speaking about his concerns of the media, he also said the term Megxit – used to describe his and Meghan Markle’s decision to stand down as working members of the royal family – was a "misogynistic term" coined by online trolls.

At a New York Times event, the Duchess of Sussex insisted that lobbying for paid leave was a humanitarian issue, not a political one.

She also acknowledged the constraints on her “husband’s family” in sharing their opinions.

Meghan spoke about growing up “clipping coupons” and still seeking out “promotional codes” before buying anything online.

She said it was essential to equip girls with knowledge about finance, and tackle the “troubling” negative connotations about “ambitious” women.