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Facebook’s top lawyer — who said he was leaving the company — isn’t leaving after all, because Facebook is st…
2018-11-15T18:43:19Z - Kurt Wagner / Recode
Facebook’s top lawyer, General Counsel Colin Stretch, announced back in July that he was leaving the company at the end of the year. More political scrutiny could be on the way following Wednesday’s bombshell New York Times story about Facebook’s efforts to lobby politicians and discredit opponents in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Basically, Facebook’s problems are still big enough, even after the 2018 midterms are over, that Stretch decided he could no longer leave. Company lawyers don’t usually make a lot of headlines, but Stretch has been more visible than most given Facebook’s issues the past two years. He testified before two Senate committees and a House committee to discuss Russian election interference efforts last fall, and oversaw much of Facebook’s investigation into Russian election meddling efforts.

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