Former British politician and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg takes on a new important position at the top of Meta, the parent company of Facebook. Clegg becomes president of global affairs (global affairs) and in his new position will be directly under CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Clegg joined Facebook in 2018 as the head of communications and public policy. According to Zuckerberg, he has dealt with some of the company’s most complex problems over the past three years, including shaping Facebook’s content policies, the US election and establishing a supervisory board.
In 70 percent of the cases that Facebook’s own supervisory board – set up by Clegg – handled in the first year, the online networking platform was wrong. The council ruled that Facebook and Instagram wrongly chose to delete posts and comments. An overview of what the first year yielded:
In his new role, 55-year-old Clegg will be responsible for all of the company’s policy issues worldwide. “Including how we interact with governments as they consider introducing new policies and regulations and how we get our products and work out there,” said Zuckerberg.
Zuckerberg himself can therefore take a step back and focus more on running the company and developing new products. Sheryl Sandberg will remain responsible for the operational direction of the company.
Clegg has a Dutch mother and speaks Dutch fluently and without an accent. He served in the British government for the Liberal Democrats from 2010 to 2015, along with Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives. Clegg was also deputy prime minister as party leader.