Riki Parikh, group manager of corporate communications at LinkedIn, has joined Facebook’s policy communications shop.
At LinkedIn for nearly two years, Parikh developed overall strategy to elevate its public policy voice in key global markets.
He joined LinkedIn from the office of Sen. Michael Bennet (C-CO). He handled messaging and communications strategies for Bennet in areas such as artificial intelligence, Internet policy, technology, data/privacy, international trade and immigration policy.
Previously, Parikh was at Cone Communications, advising clients such as Time Warner Cable, FedEx and Hartford Insurance.
In his Facebook post, Parikh will work closely with VP-global affairs & communications Nick Clegg, a former deputy prime minister of the UK and leader of the Liberal Democrats.
Clegg has been dealing with concerns that Facebook will be used as a platform to meddle in the US election and spread misinformation.
He told the Financial Times that Facebook is looking “at some break-glass options available to us if there really is a chaotic election, and worse still, violent set of circumstances.”
Facebook on Oct. 7 said it would ban electoral and political ads in the US after the polls close on Nov. 3 "to reduce opportunities for confusion or abuse.”
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