Data analysts at Bot Sentinel have been investigating anti-Meghan accounts on the platform and say there is evidence of a co-ordinated campaign against her.
The company’s founder Christopher Bouzy says the firm has evidence one particular anonymous account, @StandupforKate, belonged to a “middle aged white woman” who described herself as “a proud black woman.”
Bouzy wrote on Twitter: “This person isn’t a Black woman, she is a middle-aged White woman pretending to be Black. Eventually, we will release a report on digital black face.”
Twitter suspended the account yesterday, November 23, telling Newsweek it violated rules on platform manipulation and spam.
Since then, a second account, @meghanmarkliar, belonging to the same person has now also been suspended, Bouzy told Newsweek.
On Twitter, he wrote: “Unfortunately for the hate accounts, we monitor their activity. So tweeting conspiracy theories can be easily debunked with data. StandupforKate had another account: Meghanmarkliar.”
The Duchess of Sussex last year told the Teenager Therapy podcast of the impact social media trolling had on her.
Meghan said: “I’m told that in 2019 I was the most trolled person in the entire world—male or female. Now eight months of that I wasn’t even visible.
“I was on maternity leave or with a baby but what was able to just be manufactured and churned out, it’s almost…