Prince Harry joins Aspen Institute commission on misinformation
Prince Harry will be joining the Aspen Institute’s six-month commission aimed at tackling misinformation.
The institute announced on Wednesday that the Duke of Sussex will be joining the “Commission on Information Disorder.”
The commission will be co-chaired by journalist Katie Couric, former Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) director Christopher Krebs, and Rashad Robinson, president of Color of Change.
The Institute said the panel will assemble to “deliver recommendations for how the country can respond to this modern-day crisis of faith in key institutions.”
Other members of the bipartisan commission include Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford (D) and former Texas Rep. Will Hurd (R). Harry was identified as a philanthropic leader that will be joining the Commission.
News of Harry’s involvement comes as he and wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have stepped back as senior members of the royal family.
During a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this month, Harry was open about how the British press impacted his and his family’s mental health. The former Meghan Markle also opened up about suicidal thoughts she’d had.
In a statement to CNN Harry said that he believed online misinformation is a “humanitarian issue.”
“As I’ve said, the experience of today’s digital world has us inundated with an avalanche of misinformation, affecting our ability as individuals as well as societies to think clearly and truly understand the world we live in,” Harry said in a statement to the network.
“It’s my belief that this is a humanitarian issue,” Harry continued, “and as such, it demands a multi-stakeholder response from advocacy voices, members of the media, academic researchers, and both government and civil society leaders. I’m eager to join this new Aspen commission and look forward to working on a solution-oriented approach to the information disorder crisis.”
The announcement comes after Harry announced that he would be the Chief Impact Officer of BetterUp, a Silicon Valley startup that focuses on coaching and mental health.
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