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Top Facebook policy strategist to step down

San Francisco, June 15: Facebook’s Public Policy and Communications Head Elliot Schrage who came under fire for shaping highly-criticised public reaction to various scandals including the 2016 US presidential election has decided to quit. Schrage joined Facebook in 2008 after leaving his job in the same role at Google. “After more than a decade at Facebook, I’ve decided it’s time to start a new chapter in my life. Leading policy and communications for hyper-growth technology companies is a joy but it’s also intense and leaves little room for much else,” he wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday. “Mark (Zuckerberg) and Sheryl (Sandberg) have asked me to stay to manage the transition and then to stay on as an advisor to help on particular projects — and I’m happy to help,” he added.

In his tenure at Facebook, Schrage became one of the most influential voices inside the company. Schrage has been a key figure in shaping Facebook’s response to Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal. (IANS)