Duke of Sussex to discuss the ‘internet lie machine’ at a media conference

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The Duke of Sussex is to talk about the “internet lie machine” at a media-organised event.

He is due to take part in a discussion on misinformation during the RE:WIRED summit on November 9.

Harry, 37, will take part in the virtual discussion organised by Wired magazine. He now lives in the US with his wife the Duchess of Sussex since he quit duties as a senior member of the royal family last year.

It states: “The Duke of Sussex joins misinformation experts for a session titled The Internet Lie Machine, which will examine what the real cost of a lie on the internet is — to ourselves, our communities, and our societies.

“As social media algorithms reward shock value over reality, as the line between fact and fiction weakens every day, as media propaganda and online hatred run rampant, the panel will examine how we got here, and, perhaps more importantly: how we can get out of this mess.”

The Queen’s grandson Harry and his wife, the former Suits actress Meghan, still spark huge global interest.

Harry and Meghan have signed lucrative deals – thought to be worth well over £100 million – with Spotify and Netflix to fund their new life in the celebrity enclave of Montecito in California with their two children.

The duke is set to publish his memoirs in 2022 – the year of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – with the royal family braced for the fallout.

Duke and Duchess of Sussex receive award
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Yui Mok/PA)

Harry is listed as the co-founder of Archewell in the publicity material for the misinformation event.

He is set to join Stanford Internet Observatory Technical research manager Renee DiResta and Aspen Commission on Information Disorder co-chair and Color Of Change president Rashad Robinson for a talk with Wired editor at large Steven Levy.

The talk is part of a two-day event which is billed as “a series of virtual conversations between technologists and leaders in science, cybersecurity, art, and entertainment who are thinking hard about the consequences technology has on society, economics, sustainability, and our future”.

It will aim to “tackle some of the world’s most critical challenges and explore the sustainable and strategic solutions needed to address those challenges—from communal action to heroic innovation”, the organisers say.

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