Facebook’s public policy head post was vacant for nearly a year. But today (Sept. 20), the tech giant appointed Rajiv Aggarwal to what’s billed as a key role.
“Any public policy experience is a multi-edge sword. It can help, but can harm as well. Especially because Uber and Facebook are very different companies,” says Yugal Joshi, a Vice President at consultancy firm Everest Group. “Facebook’s platforms have a significant role in shaping people’s thinking.