Facebook to expand Washington staff

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Capital Land,Kristen Byrne

Facebook plans on expanding its D.C. staff, according to Bloomberg News.

The social networking giant established some roots in Washington last June when it hired Marne Levine to head its office in D.C. — home  of  the lawmakers who hold the stakes in the protection of personal information of  “Facebookers.” Levine was a former aide to Larry Summers, director of President Obama’s National Economic Council.

Now, Facebook is seeking new hires for a public policy expert and deputy press spokesman to help advocate privacy, Bloomberg reported.

Tighter privacy restrictions discussed in the District could limit the ability of companies like Facebook to tailor their ads based on the users’ searches and interests.

 

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