As Meta continues to move away from promoting news on its platforms, its head of news partnerships, Campbell Brown, will leave the company. reports axios. She was hired in 2017 to help news organizations present their content to users as the company pushed to make Facebook a major news aggregator.
Brown said in a 2018 Code conference interview that his job was “not to recruit people from news organizations to post their stuff on Facebook,” and then added that anyone who “feels like this isn’t the right platform for them…shouldn’t be on Facebook.”
As governments turned regulatory attention to what would eventually become Meta, the company pivoted its reporting efforts, with Brown telling employees that they would instead “increase their focus on building a stronger Creator economy.” “. The company also responded to governments requiring it to pay news organizations to host their content with broad bans on news sharing, most recently in Canada.