Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has been promoted by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to a new role focused on regulation that puts him in the same level of seniority as the company’s founder.
A 55-year-old woman was hired by Facebook in 2018 to be responsible for global affairs as Zuckerberg sought to restore the company’s reputation for its role in disseminating false information during elections.
Zuckerberg said he had asked Sir Nick to become president of Facebook’s parent company, Meta’s Global Affairs. Issued globally. “
“For the past three years, Nick has managed some of the most complex issues we face, such as content policy, elections, and the establishment of a supervisory board,” Zuckerberg told his personal Facebook account. Stated in the posted statement.
“Nick will lead the company on all policy issues, including how the government interacts with the government when considering the adoption of new policies and regulations, and how to make public claims about products and jobs.”
However, despite the promotion, Zuckerberg said Sir Nick would report himself and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.
Ms. Sandberg also congratulated her on sharing Zuckerberg’s post, adding:
Sir Nick of the Liberal Democratic Party resigned from politics after losing the seat of Shefield Haram in the 2017 general election and serving as Deputy Prime Minister of the coalition government from 2010 to 2015.
He has repeatedly defended Facebook’s use of data and advertising, including last year, in response to claims by former employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen.
Shortly after these allegations were filed in October, Sir Nick announced several new Facebook features to help protect young people.
In the same month, Facebook said it plans to hire 10,000 workers in the European Union over the next five years to work on Metaverse, a new computing platform that promises to connect people virtually. rice field.
Sir Nick also argued that the technology sector needs better regulation and that it should not be left to private companies to decide what constitutes the truth. What he said is “inappropriate power.”
According to Sandberg, he will replace David Ginsberg as responsible for communications and public relations.