Fb Inc’s chief of promoting integrity, who dealt with the corporate’s ad merchandise round delicate topics equivalent to politics and coronavirus misinformation, departed this week, in response to an inner firm publish seen by Reuters on Friday.
Rob Leathern, director of product administration, stated earlier this month on Fb’s inner community that he can be leaving the corporate on December 30. His exit had not been beforehand reported.
Fb couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.
Leathern stated within the publish that he was “leaving Facebook to work on consumer privacy beyond just ads and social media,” with out disclosing the place he was headed.
Leathern was typically the general public face of the corporate’s controversial political promoting insurance policies. Previous to the November US election, Fb was closely criticized for permitting deceptive claims and conspiracy theories to unfold extensively on its platforms.
In November, Leathern had tweeted that Fb didn’t have “the technical ability in the short term to enable political ads by state or by advertiser.” Subsequently, Fb lifted a brief post-election ban on political advertisements in Georgia forward of the Jan. 5 runoff that can decide which social gathering controls the US Senate.