FACEBOOK hires British ex-deputy PM as global affairs head.

British former deputy prime minister Nlick Clegg, or leading anti-Brexit advocate, said on Friday, he would be starting a job at Facebook, as the US giant faces to regulatory pressures.

''I am delighted to be joining Facebook. After almost 20 years in European and British politics, this is an exciting new adventure for me,'' Greg wrote on his Facebook page.

Clegg said Facebook was ''at the heart of some of the most complex and difficult questions we face''  such as ''privacy of the individual'', ''integrity of our democratic process'' and ''the balance between free speech and published content.''

The Press Association news agency and the Financial Times, said Clegg would be Facebook's new head of ''global affairs and communications'' and would move to California in January.

The 51-year old is also a former European Commission trade regulator and a member of the  European Parliament.

Clegg used to be the head of the Liberal Democrats, a small opposition party, but was voted out of  parliament in a 2017 election when the party suffered major setbacks.

The former politician has pushed for a second referendum that could stop Brexit but proposal has been ruled out by Prime Minster Theresa May.

Clegg speaks Dutch, French, German and Spanish and joined the government affairs 2010 election campaign characterised by ''Cleggmania'' over her superior  performance in television debates.

The company, along with other social media giants, has been also been accused of allowing ''fake news'' to spread that manipulated public-opinion ahead of Donald Trump's victory in that election.


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