The popular social media platform Facebook has reportedly appointed former British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg for the purpose of leading its global affairs and communications team.
This has basically been done as the social network has been dealing with a number of scandals related to privacy, fake news and election meddling. This appointment makes Clegg the most senior European politician ever in a leadership role in Silicon Valley.
“Our company is on a critical journey. The challenges we face are serious and clear and now more than ever we need new perspectives to help us though this time of change,” Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg stated.
Clegg who is 51 has succeeded Elliot Schrage and will report to Sandberg. He will move to California with his family in the new year. He will join his Liberal Democrat colleague Richard Allan at the social network.
“Throughout my public life I have relished grappling with difficult and controversial issues and seeking to communicate them to others,” Clegg said in a Facebook post. “I hope to use some of those skills in my new role.”
Facebook has been facing a lot of criticism and challenges since the past year and with this appointment, the company seems to make up for all the blunders.