Facebook parent Meta’s head of communications exits company

Facebook employees unveil a new logo and the name “META” on a sign in front of Facebook’s headquarters on October 28, 2021 in Menlo Park, California.

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Head of Communications for Facebook’s parent company, Meta Platforms, Jon Bennett, left the company.

“We are grateful for John’s positive contributions during Intensive and important time In company history, a Meta spokesperson said in an email on Saturday. “We wish him good luck moving forward.” The spokesperson did not give a reason for Pinette’s departure.

Bennett gave employees the news in a post on Friday afternoon, saying this would be his last day, according to the Wall Street Journal, which previously reported his exit. “I know the team will continue to thrive because you’re doing some of the most important – and toughest – work in communications,” the publication was quoted as saying.

Pinette has been managing communications since 2019 and previously led communications for Google in Asia. He has also worked with Bill Gates So does Microsoft and the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, Vulcan.

Meta, along with its social networks on Facebook and Instagram, are under heavy scrutiny after a former Facebook employee Frances Huggin Leaked cache internal documents Which showed, among other things, that the company’s researchers were aware of the damage caused by the platforms. caught leaks series From high-profile media reports late last year, the Haugen testified before Congress.

A Meta spokesperson told Reuters that Chris Norton, vice president of international communications, will take on the former Bennett role for now.

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