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."