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Seven Days: 26 October 2018

Clegg hired

Facebook's new friend

Former deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg has been hired by Facebook (US: FB) as vice president of its global affairs and communications team. Several executives have left Facebook this year as the social media website has faced allegations about election meddling and the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Sir Nick told the BBC that he has spent the last few years working with politics and technology, and said he hopes to help Facebook work better with governments and regulators. The former Liberal Democrat leader started the role immediately and will soon move to California.

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