Prince Harry appears to be collecting job titles like they’re royal titles, after announcing on Wednesday that he will join a six-month study of misinformation in the U.S., in addition to his new gig at a mental health startup.
The Duke of Sussex will be one of 15 commissioners examining misinformation for the Aspen Institute, the organization announced Wednesday. 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.
The panel will be co-chaired by journalist Katie Couric, Color of Change president Rashad Robinson and cybersecurity expert Christopher Krebs. Krebs was famously fired by former U.S. president Donald Trump after contradicting Trump’s baseless claims about election fraud.
“This information crisis undermines confidence in our democratic institutions and strikes right at the foundation of society,” Krebs said in a statement released by the Aspen Institute.
The commission will tackle misinformation and disinformation “across all aspects of modern society, from the 2020 election and vaccine safety, to the ongoing risk to communities of colour, to threats from state and non-state actors,” the Aspen Institute says.