Facebook is facing growing public outcry over how it runs its business, intense political and regulatory scrutiny of its handling of user information, and lawsuits and investigations into data breaches and privacy scandals. It all adds up to the worst crisis for the company since its founding. And there’s no end in sight.
Confronted with all of that, Nick Clegg, the company’s recently hired vice president of global affairs and communications, is shaking up Facebook’s worldwide policy and communications team, which has at least 700 members. He’s bringing in new blood to deal with evolving threats while sticking with some veterans who have seen the company through many scandals. The team is growing, though the company wouldn’t give an exact headcount or comment on how much bigger it will get. The chart accompanying this story shows the leaders on the team, which plays a crucial role in determining how Facebook operates, interacts with governments on regulatory and legal matters and how it presents itself to the world.