Prince Harry after speaking out against the false narrative being spread by the press about him, has decided to take matters into his own hands now.
The 36-year-old Duke of Sussex has joined a six-month commission that zooms in on the state of American misinformation and disinformation.
His new stint as the Commission on Information Disorder was confirmed by the Aspen Institute to BAZAAR.com.
The co-chairs of the Aspen Institute are journalist Katie Couric, Color of Change president Rashad Robinson and former Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) director Chris Krebs.
CNN reported that the organization’s Aspen Digital division will join hands with a number of experts holding key roles in the government, the private sector, civil society and the media to determine how the US “can respond to this modern-day crisis of faith in key institutions.”
Harry will be joined with 14 more commissioners, through frequent virtual meetings, which include UCLA professor and author Safiya Noble, Quadrivium cofounder Kathryn Murdoch, former Texas congressman Will Hurd, national security leader Sue Gordon and philanthropist Marla Blow.
The prince spoke about his decision to join the commission as he issued a statement to BAZAAR, saying: “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.”
“It’s my belief that this is a humanitarian issue—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,” he explained.