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rince Harry is starting another new job – at the Aspen Institute as one of 14 “commissioners” who will “fight against misinformation” in the digital world.

The Duke of Sussex has confirmed he is joining the Aspen Institute’s new “Commission on Information Disorder” along with 14 others including Kathryn Murdoch – co-founder and president of Quadrivium.

The Commission is funded by Craig Newmark – the billionaire who founded the Craigslist, a classified adverts website.

The site has been criticised after it emerged hundreds of crimes were facilitated by the platform.

Prince Harry, 36, 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.”

Prince Harry, who is now based just outside of Los Angeles with his pregnant wife Meghan Markle, 39, and their son Archie, will be a part-time “philanthropic leader” of the Commission.

Former Texas congressman Will Hurd and the former principal deputy director of national intelligence in the US, Sue Gordon, are also on the board.

It comes just hours after it was confirmed Prince Harry has been appointed Chief Impact Officer for BetterUp – a mental health services business thought to be worth almost $2 billion.

Its CEO Alexi Robichaux confirmed the news – saying the royal started his role at the start of the year.

The Duke will help to promote a BetterUp wellness app used by some of its largest corporate clients including NASA, Facebook and Nasa to help wellbeing of staff.

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wenty people today such as nine youngsters have been killed in the Gaza Strip amid clashes with Israel, in accordance to Palestinian wellness officers.

The demise toll designed it a single of the bloodiest days of combating in several several years. It came following Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel, together with a barrage that set off air raid sirens as considerably absent as Jerusalem.

The Wellness Ministry did not present a breakdown on the result in of the fatalities, but at minimum 7 associates of 1 household, which include 3 youngsters, had been killed in an explosion in northern Gaza.

The Israeli armed service reported it struck a variety of Hamas targets in reaction to ongoing rocket fireplace out of Gaza, claiming 8 militants were struck.

The barrage commenced after hundreds of Palestinians have been injured in clashes with Israeli law enforcement at a flashpoint spiritual web site in Jerusalem.

Rockets fly previously mentioned the town

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The early night attack on the disputed holy town escalated now heightened tensions all over the region following months of confrontations amongst Israeli police and Palestinian protesters that have threatened to turn out to be a wider conflict.

Israeli primary minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of an open-finished procedure against Gaza’s Hamas militant rulers, accusing them of crossing a “red line” with the latest rocket hearth, and promising a tricky response.

“Whoever assaults us will fork out a weighty cost,” he reported, warning that the battling could “continue for a while”.

The Israeli military services claimed additional than 50 rockets have been fired into Israel all over the night, most of them aimed at southern Israeli towns in the vicinity of the border.

Hamas has claimed duty for the attack following 300 Palestinians were being wounded following violence exterior the Al-Aqsa mosque

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Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus reported 6 rockets were aimed at Jerusalem, 60 miles away.

It was thought to be the first rocket assault on the city due to the fact a 2014 war.

Shortly just after the sirens sounded, explosions could be read in Jerusalem.

A single rocket fell on the western outskirts of the metropolis, lightly harmful a property and leading to a brush fireplace.

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