Prince Harry Issues 15 Demands to Defeat Fake News and Convince More People to be Vaccinated

Prince Harry is blaming vaccine hesitancy on “those who peddle in lies and fear” in the media and social media.

He says there is “mass-scale misinformation across news media and social media” about the coronavirus vaccine.

Now he’s asking for leaders to review his 15 demands in an attempt to defeat “fake news.”

Harry has complained that “less than two percent of people in the developing world have received a single dose” of coronavirus vaccine.

“For the better part of a year, we at the Aspen Commission have met regularly to debate, discuss, and draft solutions to the mis- and disinformation crisis, which is a global humanitarian issue,” he said.

“I hope to see the substantive and practical recommendations of our Commission taken up by the tech industry, the media industry, by policymakers, and leaders.”

“This affects not some of us, but all of us,” he added.

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Harry says this “avalanche of misinformation” is driven by digital media.

He is relying on a six-month study about U.S. media that was conducted by the Aspen Institute’s new Commission on Information Disorder.

The 15 demands were outlined in great length and are available here

“Hold superspreaders of mis- and disinformation to account with clear, transparent, and consistently applied policies that enable quicker, more decisive actions and penalties, commensurate with their impacts — regardless of location, or political views, or role in society,” the report says.