Harry gets another job as a ‘disinformation’ officer dealing with Fake News
Britain’s Prince Harry who is often at war with the British press on Wednesday announced as a commissioner for a US study into misinformation online.
Prince Harry has joined a panel that aims to analyze how fake news spreads in communities, one day after he announced he would team up with a Silicon Valley mental health start-up.
The prince will serve as a commissioner on the Aspen Institute's Commission on Information Disorder, the non-profit announced on Wednesday.
From April, he will join journalists, politicians, professors, and philanthropists on the “Commission on Information Disorder,” which will try to find solutions to fake news and media polarization in today’s society over a six-month period.
A report will then be compiled of their findings, including solutions and recommendations, to be published in the northern autumn.
The experience of today's digital world has us overwhelmed with a deluge of misinformation, affecting our ability as individuals as well as societies to think clearly and truly understand the world we live in," Prince Harry states on media.
He added it is a "humanitarian issue" which "demands a multi-stakeholder response" from advocacy voices, members of the media, academic researchers, government, and civil society leaders.
"I'm eager to join this new Aspen commission and look forward to working in a solution-oriented approach to the information disorder crisis."