Prince Harry interviewed former US President Barack Obama..
Former US President Barack Obama has warned against the risk of “Balkanization” of society that hangs in his view a misguided use of social networks, in an interview with Prince Harry broadcast Wednesday on BBC Radio 4.
“One of the dangers of the internet is that people can see totally different realities. They can be lulled by information that reinforces their biases, “says Obama in this interview, his first since leaving the White House in January.
“The question is how to exploit this technology so as to allow the plurality of voices, the diversity of points of view, while avoiding a Balkanization of society,” he continues, without citing his successor Donald Trump , very criticized for his untimely tweets.
The 44th President of the United States also says he has left the White House with “overall” a feeling of “serenity”, but also feel “worry” about the future of the country.
What has changed since the White House? “I wake up later” with “free spirit,” he says. “It’s a delight to have the opportunity to be the master of your day.”
“When I get up, I can make my own decisions, decide how I want to use my time.”
However, it is hard not to miss certain aspects of this function that is both “fascinating and rewarding,” says Barack Obama. “I miss my team, I miss the job,” he said in the interview, which was held in Toronto in September on the sidelines of the Invictus Games, a sporting competition open to war-wounded and disabled people, of which Prince Harry is originally.
“I did not do a lot of interviews, but it was fun,” Barack Obama questioned, said Harry, who will marry American actress Meghan Markle on May 19.
Barack Obama, whom he says he feels close, will he be invited to the wedding? “I do not know,” he always answered on the BBC. “We have not done the guest list yet, so who knows who will be invited or not? I would not want to spoil the surprise.
According to the tabloid Sun, the prospect of seeing Barack Obama attend the princely wedding worries British government officials who fear that such an invitation is experienced as an affront by Donald Trump.
After recording the program, Prince Harry himself gave an interview to the Today program.
“I rarely ever interview, but it was quite interesting, – said the Prince – especially interviewing President Obama, although he wanted to interview me.”
“I learned a lot Besides all these issues are extremely important We need to think about it and discuss it..” – Prince Harry said about his work on the program BBC.
The program of the prince is devoted to such topics as the armed forces, mental health, adolescent crime and the problem of climate change.