Meghan Markle Video Uploaded by Brooklyn Shooting Suspect Frank James

A video referencing Meghan Markle was among those uploaded to Brooklyn subway shooting suspect Frank James' YouTube channel.

James, 62, has been identified as the suspect in Tuesday's Brooklyn subway shooting that saw 29 people hospitalized. He was apprehended by NYPD officers on Wednesday following a 30-hour manhunt and charged with committing "terrorism or other violent acts on mass transportation."

James operated a YouTube channel under the name 'prophet oftruth88' posting videos referencing "civil war" between races. Among the videos uploaded to the channel one has been identified as relating to Meghan Markle.

In a screengrab of a selection of uploads to James' channel posted to Twitter by founder of social media analytics platform Bot Sentinel Christopher Bouzy, a video titled "REJECTED" with a thumbnail showing two images of Meghan can clearly be seen.

James' account was removed from the platform on Wednesday with Jack Malon, a spokesperson for YouTube, telling Newsweek: "Following the tragic event in New York City, our Trust and Safety team identified and terminated a YouTube channel associated with the suspect, in accordance with our creator responsibility guidelines,"

"Additionally, our systems are prominently surfacing videos from authoritative sources in search and recommendations, including by surfacing our Top News shelf above related search results."

The content of the video pertaining to Meghan has not been seen by Newsweek but others uploaded to James' channel make various extreme racial and social claims including that the white community believe Black people's "rightful place is as a slave."

Meghan has been vocal about the level of racial abuse she has suffered publicly and privately since becoming a member of the royal family in 2018. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, the duchess, alongside Prince Harry, told how an unnamed member of the royal family made racially insensitive comments as to the skin color of the couple's future children.

Meghan's YouTube Trolling Campaign

The duchess has a history of being the subject of unwanted attention on YouTube.

In 2022 it was revealed that Meghan has been the target of a monetized hate campaign.

According to a report compiled by Bouzy's Bot Sentinel, three leading YouTube channels creating overwhelmingly critical videos about Meghan generated as much as $494,729 through 70+ million views over the course of their time on the platform.

The report stated that "based on the data and extensive evidence we collected, our research has revealed a sustained coordinated campaign to defame Harry and Meghan, and tarnish their brand...The campaign spans several social media platforms across multiple continents."

Duchess's Stand Against Digital Hate

Meghan has also used her platform to talk about the level of abuse she receives online and how this has affected her mental health—while advocating for a safer, more positive social media landscape.

"I'm told that in 2019 I was the most trolled person in the entire world, male or female," the duchess said speaking on the Teenager Therapy podcast with Harry in 2020, "it's almost unsurvivable, that's so big, you can't think of what that feels like, because I don't care if you're 15 or 25, if people are saying things about you that aren't true, what that does to your mental and emotional health is so damaging."

"For my own self-preservation, I have not been on social media for a very long time," she later explained to Fortune's Most Powerful Next Gen Summit in October 2020.

"I've made a personal choice to not have any account, so I don't know what's out there, and many ways that's helpful for me."

March 2022 marked the second anniversary of Meghan and Harry's withdrawal from social media, with the couple focussing on other forms of digital communication such as podcasts and documentaries.

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A video referencing Meghan Markle was found to be among those uploaded to Brooklyn subway shooter Frank James' YouTube channel. James photographed being taken into custody by NYPD, April 13, 2022. Meghan photographed on a royal engagement in Britain, October 3, 2018. David Dee Delgado/Getty Images/Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images