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Facebook hires Nick Clegg as global communications chief

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Facebook has hired the UK’s former deputy prime minister Nick
Clegg to head up its global communications team, in a move that
will doubtless cause shockwaves in the UK political
establishment.

The Financial Times first
reported the move, which it said came after “months of wooing”
from CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook has yet to respond to Business
Insider’s request for comment.

According to the newspaper, the 51-year-old former Liberal
Democrat party leader will move to Silicon Valley in January next
year to take over the role from Elliot Schrage. Schrage announced
his departure from Facebook in June.

This is a developing story…

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