Harry Markle just landed a role on the Aspen Institute’s Commission on Information Disorder just days after he and his wife Meghan Markle spread disinformation about the timing of their marriage.
The commission – which seeks to “combat America’s urgent mis- and disinformation challenge” – is chaired by anti-Trump journalist Katie Couric, far-left activist Rashad Robinson, and “NeverTrump” activist Chris Krebs. Krebs was notoriously fired by President Trump for disputing election fraud claims and continued to seek publicity after his termination.
“The Commission is fully funded by Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the giving organization of the founder of craigslist, who is also a member of the Cyber Group,” an Aspen Institute press release notes.
In other words, the effort to counter disinformation is being funded by the founder of a site that has come under fire for fueling America’s sex trafficking industry.
“Craigslist has faced criticism over its role in facilitating prostitution and trafficking before,” The New York Times notes in an article about how the Trump administration forced the site to take down its “personals” advertisement section. The company has also been sued for enabling – and even profiting from – child sex trafficking.
The appointment of Harry – “Mr. Markle” – is also ironic, as he and his wife were recently caught lying about the timing of their wedding.
During an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle revealed “three days before our wedding, we got married. No one knows that. The vows that we have framed in our room are just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury.” Mr. Markle confirmed her story, adding “just the three of us.”
The Sun, however, obtained the couple’s marriage license which disproved the couple’s tale.
Stephen Borton, former chief clerk at the Faculty Office, told the publication: “I’m sorry, but Meghan is obviously confused and clearly misinformed. They did not marry three days earlier in front of the Archbishop of Canterbury.”
“What I suspect they did was exchange some simple vows they had perhaps written themselves, and which is fashionable, and said that in front of the Archbishop – or, and more likely, it was a simple rehearsal,” he added.