19 Oct 2018

Nick Clegg appointed Facebook communications chief

Europe Editor and Presenter

He hasn’t had a proper job since losing his seat as an MP. But now Nick Clegg, the former deputy prime minister, has landed on his feet in Silicon Valley. He’s off to California in a new, and presumably well-paid, role as global affairs and communications chief at Facebook.

Mr Clegg said he was looking forward to “an exciting new adventure” although  Labour called it a “damning indictment” of the state of British politics that he was off to join a firm that’s under investigation in the UK and by the European Union.

We talk to Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie, who revealed to Channel 4 News how his former employers harvested data from millions of Facebook accounts.