Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Vice President of global communications and public policy Elliot Schrage on Capitol Hill after meeting with U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) in Washington, U.S. October 12, 2017.


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Fb Chief Working Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Vice President of world communications and public coverage Elliot Schrage on Capitol Hill after assembly with U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) in Washington, U.S. October 12, 2017.




Fb’s outgoing head of communications and public coverage stated that he knew and permitted the choice to rent controversial public relations agency, Definers Public Affairs, in accordance with an inside memo reported by TechCrunch.



Elliot Schrage, who introduced in June that he was leaving, stated his crew requested Definers to push detrimental narratives about Fb’s rivals. However he denied that the corporate requested the PR agency to distribute or create faux information, in accordance with the TechCrunch report.


He additionally admitted that Fb requested Definers to conduct analysis on liberal financier George Soros.


Fb didn’t instantly reply to CNBC’s request for feedback, which had been despatched after workplace hours.


“I knew and permitted of the choice to rent Definers and related corporations. I ought to have identified of the choice to develop their mandate,” Schrage stated within the memo.


Final week, an extensively reported New York Instances article stated that Definers wrote dozens of articles that attempted to deflect detrimental consideration onto rivals Google and Apple and pushed the concept Soros was behind a rising anti-Fb motion.


Fb expanded its relationship with Definers in October 2017 after enduring a 12 months’s value of exterior criticism over its dealing with of Russian interference on its social community, in accordance with the report.




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