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Meta’s head of news relations, Campbell Brown, has stepped down

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As Meta continues to take steps back from news promotion on its platforms, its head of news partnerships, Campbell Brown, is leaving the company, reports Axios. She was hired in 2017 to help news organizations get their content in front of users as the company pushed to make Facebook a major news aggregator.

Brown will continue to “remain affiliated with Meta” as a consultant, according to internal documents Axios viewed. Meta, during her tenure, added a News tab, worked to get big licensing deals with news publishers, and even offered grants through its Facebook Journalism Project to help fund struggling local news outlets.

Brown said in a 2018 Code Conference interview that her job was “not to go recruit people from news organizations…

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