Jan 29, 2019 - Technology

Nick Clegg is Facebook's new face

Nick Clegg. Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Sir Nick Clegg — former U.K. deputy prime minister, now Facebook's new vice president of global affairs and communications — "acknowledges the company is in a bad place on a range of issues, [and] is casting himself as the adult who can make this young company grow up," BBC media editor Amol Rajan writes.

Why it matters: "These words ... are part of a more open and conciliatory tone the company wants, through him, to adopt."

  • "On tax, he said the current system isn't working and needs to change."
  • "On the broader issue of regulation, he said that it's no longer sustainable for tech companies to say they don't like any or all regulation."

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