Uber's former top PR person, Rachel Whetstone, is joining Facebook


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Rachel Whetstone.


The former Uber executive who led the company through a months-long public relations crisis is joining Facebook.

Rachel Whetstone, Uber's former head of communications and policy, left the ride-hailing giant in April amidst a firestorm of negative publicity, including high-profile allegations of sexual harassment within the company that ultimately led to the resignation of CEO Travis Kalanick.

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Now she'll be Facebook's VP of communications for WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger, according to a report by Recode's Kara Swisher. She'll report to the social networks' global VP of comms, Caryn Marooney.

Whetstone joined Uber in 2015 after overseeing communications at Google, and she brings a wealth of expertise to help Facebook navigate the tricky policy questions surrounding its plans to monetize its messaging apps around the world.


Whetstone and Facebook didn't immediately respond to a request for additional comment on her move.

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