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The head of communication for Facebook parents left the company

This chart, taken on November 2, 2021, features a 3D printed new rebranded logo of Facebook placed on the Meta laptop keyboard. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration

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January 7 (Reuters) – Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc’s head of communications (FB.O), John Pinnett is leaving the company, the social media company said late on Friday.

Chris Norton, vice president of international communications, said in an email statement to Reuters that he would contribute on an interim basis.

“John Pinet has left the meta. We are grateful for his positive contributions at a serious and significant time in the company’s history, and we wish him all the best,” the statement said.

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A spokesman declined to say why Binet was leaving, citing a meta policy of not commenting on personal matters.

The Wall Street Journal first announced Binet’s departure on Friday.

Bennett was appointed Vice President of Global Communications in April 2019, according to the company’s website.

Prior to joining the company, Bennett headed communications for Bill Gates’s private office and innovation lab, Gates Ventures, and was Google’s Asia Pacific communications head. He has held several product and corporate communications leadership positions at Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O).

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Report by Jahnavi Nidumolu in Bangalore; Editing: William Mallard

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