Sir Nick Clegg, the former deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, is recruited as the vice president of the global affairs and communications team in Facebook. In 2010, he had formed a coalition government with the Conservatives and Davis Cameron. He was also the chief of the Liberal Democrats.
Facebook has been facing the heat after the scandal of Cambridge Analytica surfaced the market. In fact, the social media platform is under an intense investigation along with the threat of government regulation.
The 51-year-old politician turned lobbyist, Sir Nick Clegg is all set to prove his credentials from the fresh week. He is scheduled to spend the entire week at the Headquarter of the company at Menlo Park, before permanently settling in California with his family during the initiation of the year.
He stated that he had worked on the frontier for a few years between politics and technology. Hence, he is delighted to be able to join the firm. He further confirmed that the founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg respectively were responsible for his recruitment.
He is hopeful that he will be able to join his proactive hands with the endeavor offered by Facebook. He has confirmed in a statement that the both the CEO and founder were in touch with him for the past few months, which made clear that this social media platform is not only about the responsibilities as the users of the app but also as the people living in the society. Therefore, he is looking forward to playing a crucial role in navigating the noble cause. He also stated that if the tech industry succeeds in collaborating with the regulators, civic society, governments, and parliaments, the common people will be able to enjoy the benefits of the technology to the maximum.