Facebook needed to hire a diplomat, and Nick Clegg is the smartest choice



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When Elliot Schrage announced he was stepping down from his role as Facebook’s Head of Global Policy and Communications, the Internet was abuzz with rumors about who would replace him. Today, we learned that it would be Nick Clegg, former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and one-time leader of the Liberal Democrats. Nick Clegg’s formal title will be VP of Global Affairs and Communications. According to the BBC, he’ll start working at the company next week, and will relocate with his family to California next year. I don’t think anyone saw this coming. When Recode published a speculative list…

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