More than a year after first stepping back from his official duties with the British royal family, Prince Harry has two new American jobs, focusing on mental health, employee coaching and fighting misinformation.
Harry will serve as chief impact officer for BetterUp, the mental health organization announced Tuesday. He is also among 15 people tapped for the Aspen Institute’s Commission on Information Disorder, a six-month study “combating America’s urgent mis- and disinformation challenge,” the Washington, D.C.-based organization announced Wednesday.
“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,” Prince Harry said in a statement provided to USA TODAY. “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.”
Co-chaired by journalist Katie Couric, cybersecurity expert Chris Krebs, and racial equity leader Rashad Robinson, the commission will meet “regularly” beginning next month, discussing a variety of ways misinformation impacts society, “from the 2020 election and vaccine safety,…