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>> A rare interview with former US President, Barack Obama. All the rarer because the interviewer was none other than Britain's Prince Harry. During the interview, broadcast on BBC Radio on Wednesday, Obama warned that the way people communicate through social media risks splintering society.>> One of the dangers of the Internet is that people can have entirely different realities.
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They can be just cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases. The truth is that on the Internet everything is simplified. And when you meet people face to face, it turns out they're complicated.>> It's harder to be as obnoxious and cruel in person as online, he said.
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With one man fifth in line to the British throne, and the other a US ex-President, neither had much mandate to be political. They focused on their shared interest in promoting causes and changing society for the better. There was one awkward moment, though. At the end of the talk show, during which Harry also interviewed his father Prince Charles, the BBC turned the mic on its royal guest, asking Harry whether he'd invite Obama to his wedding next year to US actress Meghan Markle.
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>> I don't know about that. We haven't put the invites or the guest lists together yet. So who knows whether you're gonna be invited or not. Wouldn't wanna ruin that surprise.>> I'll interview you if you want.>> The interview was recorded back in September.