Head of PR at Meta resigns amid internal company filing scandal

Meta has lost one of its key top managers. The company was left by John Pinette, who was the head of the PR department and dealt with conflict resolution. The dismissal is connected with the scandal around Meta, which arose after the publication of internal documents of the company.

The Wall Street Journal writes about the dismissal of John Pinette from Meta. January 7 was

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Pinette’s last day at the company.

John Pinette was Meta’s head of public relations. Among his duties were, in particular, the resolution of conflict situations and communication with media representatives.

The official reasons for the dismissal are not called. The newspaper elaborates that the reason for Pinette’s departure from Meta may have been his lack of good work in resolving the scandal that erupted last year around Meta (then Facebook) after a former employee published internal documents of the company.

Frances Haugen, in particular, said that Facebook has its own system of VIP users, which gives the rich and famous people the opportunity to avoid some restrictions. In addition, Haugen released evidence that Facebook deliberately withheld from investors and authorities data about the harm that Meta services cause to teenagers.