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Facebook ramps up hiring of D.C. engineers

A sign at Facebook HQ reads "The Hacker Company"
Facebook's headquarters in California. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook is hiring more engineers in Washington, D.C., as it tackles problems, like countering online extremism and foreign election meddling, that have received attention from policymakers.

Why it matters: The plan to “quintuple” the social network’s D.C. engineering force underscores how the company’s future is more intertwined than ever with decisions made in the nation’s capital.