Facebook’s Chief Marketing Officer steps down amidst US Presidential Elections

Chief Marketing Officer of Facebook Antonio Lucio decided to leave the leading global social networking after two years. Media reported on Friday refering the company internal message board.

According to a report about Alpha, Lucio’s departure is at a crucial stage when Facebook is engrossed in finding ways to tackle fake news and misinformation especially ahead of US Presidential elections and ongoing BJP-Facebook allegations.

Facebook hired Lucio in August 18, who was working as Global Chief Marketing and Communication Officer at HP Inc.

Lucio was reporting to Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox. He was part of Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s leadership team.

“Facebook’s story is at an inflection point. We have never faced bigger challenges, and we have never had more opportunities to have a positive impact on the world by improving our products at their core,” said Cox.

Lucio replaced Gary Briggs who had announced to step down from Facebook.

He worked for over three years with Palo Alto-based HP Inc after it’s separation from the The Hewlett Packard Corporation.

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