On Tuesday, a new report found that a barrage of hate accounts have targeted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, turning its harassment and coordinated hate campaigns into a lucrative hate-for-profit enterprise.

Data analytics service Bot Sentinel has released its third and final report, which delves into how “single-purpose hate accounts” conspired to work together on several online platforms, such as Twitter and YouTube, where they deliberately spread disinformation and spread conspiracy theories.

In turn, the said accounts managed to monetize their hatred against Harry and Meghan, according to ET Canada.

Previously, Bot Sentinel published reports on Oct. 20, 2021, and Nov. 1, 2021. The October study traced back approximately 70 percent of the derivative hate-filled content targeting Harry and Meghan on Twitter were traced back to about one hundred single-purpose hate accounts.

In the new report, at least three of the top content creators namely, YankeeWally, MurkyMeg, and According2taz, started creating “low-quality YouTube videos targeting Harry and Meghan” in 2019.

To date, the trio has a combined 70+ million views and approximately $494,730 in total YouTube earnings following efforts to create hate-filled content and inaccurate videos about the Sussexes.

A category of anti-Meghan YouTube channels was also found to have amassed $3.48 million for securing more than 497 million combined views in the process, Elle reported.

“The trio also coordinated their efforts on Twitter, cultivating a following by disseminating conspiracy theories and disinformation about Harry and Meghan that were concocted in the MeWe group,” the documents stated. “Their efforts allowed them to interact with journalists and royal experts, who then, in some circumstances, amplified the falsehoods.”

The women further leveraged their Twitter popularity to funnel their followers to their YouTube channels, where they would discuss the conspiracy theories they helped to manufacture,” Geo News noted.

The report then detailed that Yankee Wally, co-founder of the private MeWe group, boasted about using multiple Twitter accounts and manipulating conversations on Twitter withal. Wally would primarily focus on Harry and Meghan in 2018.

In one circumstance, she inadvertently shared in a YouTube video how she searched for a service to buy fake Twitter accounts in bulk. The same creator would admit leaving a bad Amazon review on Meghan’s children's book, “The Bench,” despite having never read it.

Twitter has since suspended MurkyMeg while According2taz remains active. However, the company acknowledged the latter account had violated its policies on multiple occasions, including for abuse and harassment.

Harry and Meghan have been vocal on the dangers of spreading misinformation online and the need to address the issue.

“I don’t care if you’re 15 or you’re 25, if people are saying things about you that aren’t true, what that does to your mental and emotional health is so damaging,” Meghan previously said on the “Teenager Therapy” podcast.

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In September 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex secured a multi-year deal with the streaming giant Netflix. Max Mumby/Getty Images

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