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Facebook Hires White House Advisor As Global Policy VP

Social networking giant Facebook has hired the current chief of staff at the White House's National Economic Council as its first vice president of global public policy.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Marne Levine, who works on national and international economic policies for the White House, is expected to join Facebook in July to help the organisation develop and manage policy making teams in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Ms Levine will report to Facebook's vice president of communications, marketing and public policy Elliot Schrage.

Levine currently works under Larry Summers, director of the NEC. She has also worked as the chief of staff at Harvard University.

"I'm excited that Marne is joining my team as vice president, global public policy," her new boss Schrage said.

"With over 70 per cent of our users living outside the United States, her unique mix of government and Internet industry experience will be invaluable to help Facebook address some of the most interesting questions at the intersection of technology and public policy."