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Mark Zuckerberg Promotes Nick Clegg to Head of Global Affairs at Meta


Nick Clegg, the former British politician turned Facebook CEO who is now head of global affairs at Meta, has been promoted, a position reporting directly to Mark Zuckerberg, according to an engadged report.
Clegg had already seen plenty of political positions in Meta as Vice President of Global Affairs and Communications, a position reported by COO Sheryl Sandberg, but the new headline underscores Zuckerberg's dependence on the former deputy prime minister as Facebook deals with numerous scandals, investigations, and possible increased government regulation. .
He first joined Facebook in 2018 after his political career suddenly fell apart and Facebook officials hoped he could help the company improve its tarnished reputation after Cambridge Analytica, directing its interactions with lawmakers and government officials. Since then, Clegg has played an important role in some of Facebook's most controversial decisions in recent years, including its handling of US President Donald Trump's comment. Clegg is now also raised in protecting Zuckerberg and Sandberg from future controversies as he becomes the face of dead politics.
The former politician is also likely to continue to represent the company in hearings and other interactions with government officials. "Nick will now lead our company on all of our policy issues, including how we interact with governments as they consider adopting new policies and regulations, as well as how we publicly make the case about our products and our work," Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook.
“As Nick takes on this new leadership role, it will enable me to focus more of my energy on leading the company as we build new products for the future, and he will support Cheryl as she continues to focus on the success of our business.” The new role comes amid some bigger changes at the company now known as Meta Besides the imminent pivot from social networking to the metaverse, the company has also rebranded its News Feed to feed knowledgeable employees who will now be known as "Metamats."
Commenting on Zuckerberg's Facebook post, Clegg wrote that the company is at an "important inflection point, and our current and future products will continue to be the subject of intense community discussion and interest." New and innovative products for years to come.