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Paul Grewal, the Facebook exec taking the heat

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After another long day yesterday piling on the political scrutiny and user outrage — in addition to an emergency meeting for Facebook employees where CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg were noticeably absent — Axios broke the news today that Zuckerberg will speak up soon.

In the interim: The Facebook executive tasked with taking all the heat on the whole Cambridge Analytica affair has been deputy general counsel Paul Grewal. It was Grewal who faced employees on Tuesday and he sent out the statement last week announcing that Cambridge Analytica had been suspended.