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The Wrong Man Is Guiding Mark Zuckerberg, Says Whistleblower: Frances Haugen Slams Nick Clegg For “Paycheck Belief”

Click here to read the full article. The wrong man has the ear of Mark Zuckerberg, according to tireless Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen. The former company executive who previously leaked thousands of internal Facebook papers and testified before the US Senate and British parliament last year, told The Times that Zuckerberg and his senior team continued to “pursue growth at all costs” and found any detractors’ claims that Facebook could breed hatred and enmity hard to swallow. Haugen called Zuckerberg “a boy prince” whose entire identity was bound up with his era-defining creation. Haugen said, “Can you imagine finding out your entire...
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Nick Clegg walks the Facebook free speech tightrope

Sir Nick Clegg probably did not expect to be marshalling a war response so soon after celebrating a promotion. The former deputy prime minister was last month handed the grandiose title of Meta’s president of global affairs and put in charge of all of the social media giant’s policy decisions, having worked as vice-president for almost four years.
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Nick Clegg bags £10m bonus for Facebook promotion

Sir Nick Clegg was awarded shares in Facebook’s parent company worth almost £10m alongside his recent promotion, according to reports. The former deputy prime minister and Meta’s global affairs chief was given a stock package worth $12.3m (£9.4m), Bloomberg reported. The bumper award, which comes in...
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Facebook owner has 'no quarrel with the Russian people', says Nick Clegg

The owner of Facebook has "no quarrel with the Russian people", Sir Nick Clegg said, after the company was declared an “extremist organisation” by the Kremlin. Meta's global affairs chief said the changes to its hate speech policies allowing death threats against Vladimir Putin only applied in Ukraine and were "focused on protecting people's rights to speech as an expression of self-defense in reaction to a military invasion of their country".
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Meta will restrict access to Russian state media outlets RT and Sputnik across the EU, Nick Clegg says

Meta, parent company of Facebook, will restrict access to Russian state media outlets RT and Sputnik across its platforms in the European Union.The social media company had received requests from a number of governments and the EU to take further steps in relation to Russian state-controlled media on its platforms, its head of global affairs, Nick Clegg, said in a tweet on Monday.Mr Clegg added that Meta would continue to work closely with governments on the issue.The European Union said on Sunday it would ban Russian state-owned television network RT and news agency Sputnik. Canadian telecoms operators have also stopped...
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Nick Clegg is doing the same dirty work for Meta he did for the UK’s Tory party

In what many saw as a surprise move, Meta has promoted former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to its president of global affairs. According to Mark Zuckerberg, Meta’s founder and CEO, Clegg is now “a senior leader at the level of myself … who can lead and represent us for all of our policy issues globally”.
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Can Nick Clegg clean up Meta’s reputation?

Sir Nick Clegg is now in charge of the reputation of Meta, a £500bn business and one of the biggest organisations in the world. It’s popular in terms of numbers. Meta has 3.6 billion active users on Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and more. But its relationship with the public, and its corporate reputation, is fragile.
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British regulator wades into Sir Nick Clegg’s battle with Google

Britain has waded into a battle between Google and Facebook over privacy changes that threaten to cost the social network tens of billions of dollars and figure high on the agenda of its lobbying chief Sir Nick Clegg. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it would “closely monitor” Google’s...
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Not Mark Zuckerberg, but Nick Clegg can now take the hit on Facebook’s behalf

If something has gone wrong with Facebook in recent years, the same person has always had to show up: founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Whether it’s privacy scandals, fake news, or hate speech, Zuckerberg has been held accountable. It makes sense, because he has the last word and can only fire himself.
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Meta crowns Nick Clegg president of tilting at regulatory headwinds

This is an upgrade on the VP of global affairs and communications title Clegg was recruited for back in 2018 — with more responsibilities and a direct reporting line to founder Mark Zuckerberg in addition to COO Sheryl Sandberg. Why is a US tech giant elevating a Brit to...
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Meta’s policy lead Nick Clegg gets a presidential new title

Nick Clegg — Meta’s head of policy and communications — is getting a fancy new title: he’s being upgraded from vice president of global affairs to president of global affairs. The move seems less about elevating Clegg’s responsibilities and more about positioning him (rather than CEO Mark Zuckerberg or COO Sheryl Sandberg) front and center for Meta’s major policy decisions and interactions with governments.
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Nick Clegg gets bigger role at Facebook owner Meta

Former UK deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg has been promoted to a new senior role at Facebook's owner Meta. A Facebook post from the company's boss Mark Zuckerberg said Sir Nick would become its president of global affairs. The move puts the former Lib Dem leader on a par...
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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg promotes Sir Nick Clegg to more senior role at Meta

Former deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg has been promoted by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to a new role focused on regulation which puts him at the same level of seniority as the firm’s founder.The 55-year-old was recruited by Facebook in 2018 to be its head of global affairs as Mr Zuckerberg sought to repair the company’s reputation over its role in spreading misinformation during elections.Mr Zuckerberg said he had asked Sir Nick to become president of global affairs at Facebook’s parent company Meta because “we need someone at the level of myself (for our products) and Sheryl (for our business)...
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Meta Promotes Nick Clegg to Chief Role

Meta has promoted Nick Clegg — its former global affairs vice president and one-time deputy prime minister of Great Britain — to a new executive role that places him at the top of the corporate structure. Clegg, who joined Facebook in 2018, has been named to the new...
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Voices: We salute you, Nick Clegg – you have mastered the art of failing upwards

There is a very good documentary on BBC iPlayer at the moment called The Decade the Rich Won. It explains how the very wealthiest “made out like bandits” in the years following the 2008 financial crisis, while everyone else was hit with brutal austerity.George Osborne, the chancellor at the time, told us that “we’re all in it together”, but of course we weren’t. In the documentary, a trader at Citibank said it was the most lucrative period of his career – he eventually quit, sickened by the injustice of making so much money during the worst recession for decades.One...
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