Fb Inc’s chief of promoting integrity, who dealt with the corporate’s advert merchandise round delicate topics such as politics and coronavirus misinformation, departed this week, in keeping with an inside firm submit considered by Reuters on Friday.
Rob Leathern, director of product administration, stated earlier this month on Fb’s inside community that he can be leaving the corporate on Dec. 30. His exit had not been beforehand reported.
Fb couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.
Leathern stated within the submit that he was “leaving Fb to work on client privateness past simply advertisements and social media,” with out disclosing the place he was headed.
Leathern was usually the general public face of the corporate’s controversial political promoting insurance policies. Previous to the Nov. three U.S. 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 means within the brief time period to allow political advertisements 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 may decide which occasion controls the U.S. Senate.