Source: PETER CADDLE

Sir Nick Clegg, the discredited deputy prime minister turned Silicon Valley bigwig, has been promoted by Facebook’s parent company to a senior global position under the direct supervision of tech billionaire Mark Zuckerberg.

Rejected British politician Sir Nick Clegg continue will to enjoy working in powerful roles without public accountability now Facebook parent company Meta has promoted him to President of Global Affairs.

This will mean that the former head of Britain’s Liberal Democrats and one-time Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom will now be reporting directly to Mark Zuckerberg in his role at the corporation.

According to a post by Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook, Sir Nick — who joined the company in 2018 as its Vice President of Global Affairs — will now be responsible for leading Meta on all “policy matters”.

“For the last three years, Nick has managed some of the most complex issues our company faces — including content policy, elections, the establishment of the Oversight Board, and more,” Zuckerberg wrote, praising the ex-Lib Dem leader.

“As Nick takes on this new leadership role, it will enable me to focus more of my energy on leading the company as we build new products for the future, and it will support Sheryl as she continues to focus on the success of our business,” he continued.

Responding to the online post announcing his promotion, Sir Nick expressed his enthusiasm regarding the promotion.

“I am delighted to be asked to take up this new role,” the failed politician wrote in the post’s comment section. “Our company is at an important inflection point and we face numerous opportunities — and challenges — ahead.”

“Our existing, and future, products will continue to be a subject of intense societal interest and debate,” he continued.

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