Prince Harry Joins Aspen Institute Team Studying Misinformation
On Wednesday, it was announced that Prince Harry has joined a team dedicated to researching misinformation in America! The Duke of Sussex will be working with the Aspen Institute over several months in order to get to the bottom of what he calls "a humanitarian issue." Find out more about his new role here!
Prince Harry is stepping into another important new position! As Entertainment Tonight shares, on Wednesday it was announced that Harry will be part of a new research team that's been called upon to study the issue of misinformation in the United States.
Harry explains there's been "an avalanche of misinformation"
Harry is going to be working with the Aspen Institute's Commission on Information Disorder Team as they perform a 6-month study on the topic. He is one of 15 commissioners selected to be part of the group, which is spearheaded by co-chairs Katie Couric, Rashad Robinson, and Chris Krebs.
In a statement he made to CNN about his new role, Harry spoke about the impact of misinformation on American society. The Duke of Sussex said that people have been "inundated with an avalanche of misinformation," impacting the individual and collective ability "to think clearly and truly understand the world we live in."
Harry says he's "eager" to be part of the research team
Harry then went on to call the problem of misinformation "a humanitarian issue," explaining that it it is crucial for "advocacy voices, members of the media, academic researchers, and both government and civil society leaders" to be involved.
He also expressed his excitement about the potential for progress that his new role offers when it comes to communication! "I'm eager to join this new Aspen commission," Harry concluded his statement, "and look forward to working on a solution-oriented approach to the information disorder crisis."
On Tuesday, it was announced that Harry has taken a new job related to mental health at the California firm BetterUp. And while he's known to the world as "Prince Harry," it's been revealed that Harry has chosen to drop the formal title in the workplace!