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Facebook Communications Officer Joins Jumping Ship Executives Parade

Facebook (now known as Meta) recently lost its chief communications officer, just the latest in a growing parade of top executives fleeing the company for calmer waters following a scandal in 2021.

the the Wall Street newspaper reports that John Pinette, Facebook’s communications manager, announced his departure from the company to employees last week. Pinette has been managing Facebook’s external communications efforts since 2019. Pinette’s position has placed him in the hot seat as the company has faced scandal after scandal in recent years.

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Prior to joining Facebook, Pinette managed the business and philanthropic relationships of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Pinette also headed Google’s communications division in Asia and previously advised Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.

In a post, Pinette informed her Facebook colleagues of her departure, saying, “Today will be my last day at Meta. I know the team will continue to thrive as you do some of the most important and difficult jobs in communications.

Pinette is one of several Facebook executives to leave the company in recent months. In February 2021, Deborah Liu, formerly the head of Facebook Marketplace, left the company to become CEO of Ancestry.com. David Fischer, who served as Facebook’s chief revenue officer, announced he was leaving in March, and Kevin Weil, who co-founded Facebook’s cryptocurrency division Novi, also revealed he was leaving the company. .

In June, former Facebook Ads chief Carolyn Everson announced she would be leaving the company and later joined the Instacart grocery delivery app. As CEO of Instacart, Fiji Simo stepped down from his post of Facebook application manager to join the newcomer.

In August, Mark D’Arcy left his job at Facebook as Creative Director. In September, chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer announced his intention to leave. And in November, David Marcus, the head of the cryptocurrency plans, announced that he would be leaving as well.

Read more at the Wall Street newspaper here.

Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart News and covers issues of free speech and online censorship. Follow him on twitter @LucasNolan or contact by secure email at lucasnolan@protonmail.com


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