Feb 16, 2022

Nick Clegg gets bigger role at Facebook owner Meta

Image source, PA.Former UK deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg has been promoted to a new senior role at Facebook's owner Meta.A Facebook post from the company's boss Mark Zuckerberg said Sir Nick would become its president of global affairs. Sir Nick joined Facebook in 2018 as its head of its global affairs and communications team. Sir Nick, who served as deputy prime minister as part of the coalition government from 2010-2015, left politics after losing his Sheffield Hallam seat in the 2017 general election. Sir Nick has since spearheaded the establishment of Facebook's independent content oversight board, and recently defended the company against the accusations of whistleblower - and former employee - Frances Haugen, who claimed the social media site put profit before user safety. "Nick will now lead our company on all our policy matters, including how we interact with governments as they consider adopting new policies and regulations, as well as how we make the case publicly for our products and our work," Mr Zuckerberg wrote in his post.

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