Prince Harry appointed as commissioner at Aspen Institute to tackle misinformation in the media

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Prince Harry has taken up another new job as a commissioner for a US think-tank looking into misinformation and disinformation in the media.

The Duke of Sussex announced he will join the Aspen Institute's new Commission on Information Disorder, as he voiced his concerns over an "avalanche of misinformation".

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 will join 14 other commissioners and three co-chairs in conducting a six-month study on the state of the media in the US.

On Tuesday, Harry also revealed that he was "really excited" to have been appointed as chief impact officer at BetterUp, where he will have input into things such as product strategy decisions and charitable contributions, as well as speaking publicly about topics related to mental health.

Earlier this month, he and his wife Meghan Markle were interviewed by Oprah Winfrey and made a number of startling claims - including racism in the royal family and Meghan suffering from suicidal thoughts in response to the racism she faced in the media.

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The Royal Family was finally forced to release a statement responding to the claims, saying the race issues brought up in the interview were "concerning" and would be "addressed by the family privately", but added that "some recollections may vary".