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Mon Apr 22, 2019, 11:36 PM

Facebook hires Trump State Department official as general counsel

Source: Politico

Facebook has hired Jennifer Newstead, a President Donald Trump-appointed legal adviser at the State Department, as its new general counsel as the company faces scrutiny from governments around the world over how it manages content and data on its sprawling social network.

Newstead will be tasked with overseeing Facebook's legal matters worldwide and likely represent the company in Washington as her predecessor has repeatedly done. She will replace Colin Stretch, who announced plans to leave Facebook in July.

Newstead has advised the State Department on legal issues affecting U.S. foreign policy since receiving Senate confirmation in December 2017. She was previously an attorney in the Office of Management and Budget, Justice Department and White House under former President George W. Bush. She helped draft the Patriot Act in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Her hire reflects the increasingly global nature of Facebook's business and legal woes, most recently demonstrated when Sri Lanka shut down the social network after a series of terrorist attacks on Sunday. The company is also facing rising calls for regulation from countries across Europe and Asia in addition to the United States.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/amp/story/2019/04/22/facebook-trump-state-department-1286566

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Reply Facebook hires Trump State Department official as general counsel (Original post)
UpInArms Apr 2019 OP
DeminPennswoods Apr 2019 #1
My Name is Url Apr 2019 #5
lagomorph777 Apr 2019 #7
SunSeeker Apr 2019 #2
orangecrush Apr 2019 #3
rockfordfile Apr 2019 #4
turbinetree Apr 2019 #6
niyad Apr 2019 #8
niyad Apr 2019 #9
UpInArms Apr 2019 #10
Yeehah Apr 2019 #11
UpInArms Apr 2019 #12

Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 11:38 PM

1. Another reason to dump facebook and its subsidiary companies

or not join in the first place, I suppose.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:02 AM

5. I don't have an account

 

Why would I? After all, I ain't Russian!

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Response to My Name is Url (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:04 PM

7. I've never had an account and this is one more reason not to.

Trump hires the best lawyers; she must be a real prize.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 11:55 PM

2. What the ever loving fuck?

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:18 AM

3. KICK

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:57 AM

4. Anymore reason to get rid of that un-American pos company

Remember all of these Trumptrash supporters are un-American.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 09:47 AM

6. Facebook should be under criminal indictment......................

they took fucking money from the GRU, FSB and other criminals from within the Russia mafia being operated by a "guy" that likes to push people off buildings, and place bags over people heads when in a meeting...................and Elizabeth Warren has it right , they should be under Federal Regulation and broken-up...........................go fucking figure, another Federalist Society lackey.....................................

Looks like he (drumpf) is developing his criminal enterprise intent for the next election, .................

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:21 PM

8. yet one more reason NOT to be on that site.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:23 PM

9. She helped draft the Patriot Act in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.

from what I remember--that travesty was sitting on someone's desk, waiting for a reason to be put forth. one does not create a 400+ page "law" overnight.

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Response to niyad (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 07:36 PM

10. Thank you ...

That POS legislation is the basis for partial destruction of the Constitution

I have hated all who supported it since it became law

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 07:49 PM

11. Just deleted my account

Needed it for my previous job but no more.

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Response to Yeehah (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 10:18 PM

12. Deleted mine six months ago

Havenít missed it

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