Prince Harry, 37, released a statement on the Archewell website yesterday which says the Duke of Sussex has been working with colleagues on a report for over half a year. Harry, who alleged in his Oprah interview the British tabloids were a “large part” of why he and the Duchess of Sussex, 40, opted to Megxit, produced the work alongside those at the Aspen Commission on Information Disorder.
The statement reads: “Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex – co-founder of Archewell – joined a group of his colleagues who have been working together for more than half a year to release an ambitious report on tackling the growing mis- and disinformation problem in technology, media, and social media.”
The report provides a list of 15 recommendations “for leaders to consider adopting across the public, private, and non-profit sectors”.
The “ambitious” report suggested social media transparency and disclosure is needed but also called for “a new proposal regarding social media immunity”.
It went on to call for ideas to reverse the “collapse of local journalism and the erosion of trusted media”.
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Other recommendations have been broken down between those to “increase transparency”, “build trust” and “reduce harms”.
According to the Aspen Institute’s website, the report was drawn up by three co-chairs and 13 commissioners.
This includes Kathryn Murdoch, the wife of Rupert Murdoch’s eldest son James.
James Murdoch, 48, served as executive chairman of News International during the phone hacking scandal and announced the winding down of the News of the World after 168-years in print back in 2011.
The Duke also attached a statement which has shed some light on his thoughts of the report.
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“It undermines democracy.
“It creates a culture in which racist, ethnic, and gender attacks are seen as solutions, not problems.
“Today, mis- and disinformation have become a force multiplier for exacerbating our worst problems as a society. Hundreds of millions of people pay the price, every single day, for a world disordered by lies.”
The Duke of Sussex appeared on a panel discussing misinformation last week to say the internet is “being defined by hate, division and lies”.
He has also claimed he warned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, 44, his social media platform was allowing a coup to be staged against the US just a day before Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6.