John Pinett has run the company’s public relations teams since 2019
“Today will be my last day at Meta,” Mr Pinett wrote in the post. “I know the team will continue to grow because you do some of the most important and hardest things in communication.”
Mr Pinett declined to comment further when he arrived late on Friday. A Meta spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Mr. Pinett was known to be someone who tried to build cordial relations with journalists.
Beginning in September, Businesshala published a series of articles titled The Facebook Files, detailing the damages caused by the social-media company’s platform, as identified by its own researchers, and its efforts to address them. Challenges revealed. The articles were partly based on thousands of documents prepared by an internal whistleblower. He detailed cases, how Facebook’s algorithm fuels discord and how its researchers concluded that its platforms, specifically Instagram, could harm the mental health of adolescents.
The disclosures were the subject of several congressional hearings and prompted the company to put a tighter lid on internal research.
In an article last month, the Journal reported that META president and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg had ordered his subordinates to respond more forcefully to bad publicity.
Meta’s communications department comprises hundreds of employees and is responsible for everything from promoting the company’s products to responding to press inquiries about activity on its platform, which is used by more than three billion people worldwide. is done.
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