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Prince Harry lands second job fighting ‘misinformation’ with Murdoch relation
March 24, 2021
Prince Harry has revealed his second job since quitting as a senior royal – fighting "misinformation" with media baron Rupert Murdoch's daughter-in-law.
The Duke of Sussex, 36, is joining the Aspen Institute's new Commission on Information Disorder as a part-time commissioner alongside Kathryn Murdoch.
It comes a day after he joked about being sixth in line to the throne as he was named as "Chief Impact Officer" at a top US mental health app BetterUp.
Harry, 14 other commissioners and three co-chairs are to conduct a six-month study on the state of American misinformation and disinformation at the non-profit, CNN reports.
He said in a statement: "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."
Harry was among the list of commissioners released on Wednesday morning.
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The institute's press release identified him as one of three philanthropic leaders that will be a part of the project.
The other two were Murdoch — who is married to Rupert Murdoch's son James — and Marla Blow, incoming president of the Skoll Foundation.
The commission is set to begin to meet in April and will hold a series of briefings with outside experts.
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Aspen's plan calls for an interim report after about 60 days "that surveys and frames the information disorder problem, and prioritizes the most critical and urgent issues," according to the institute.
It will then create a list of actionable solutions and recommendations in the autumn.
The co-chairs are journalist Katie Couric, Color of Change president Rashad Robinson and Chris Krebs, the former director of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Krebs said in a statement: "This information crisis undermines confidence in our democratic institutions and strikes right at the foundation of society."
He added that the commission is striving to have a "diversity of viewpoints" and roles, "from elected officials and civic leaders to academic researchers and corporate executives."
The institute announced its Commission on Information Disorder in January with a mandate to develop "actionable public-private responses."