Facebook has hired the former United Kingdom deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, as its head of global affairs and communications, as the company faces increased pressure over the handling of data and fake news on its platform.
The former MP had reportedly spent months trying to woo Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg.
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The tech giant was possibly attracted to Clegg less for his time in United Kingdom office and more for his tenure as European Trade Commissioner. "I hope to use some of those skills in my new role", Clegg said in a Facebook post.
Clegg will succeed Elliot Schrage, who announced his departure from Facebook in June.
The appointment comes amid intense scrutiny of the company and the threat of government regulation following allegations of election meddling and the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.
Facebook has faced a barrage of criticism from users and lawmakers after it said previous year that Russian agents used its platform to spread disinformation before and after the 2016 United States presidential election, an accusation that Moscow denies.