Facebook names Roy Austin Jr. as VP of civil rights

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A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) named Roy Austin Jr. as vice president of civil rights effective Jan. 19, the social media company said on Monday.

Austin, a civil rights attorney and advocate, will join Facebook to set up its new civil rights organization, the company said in a blog post. (

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Reporting by Chavi Mehta in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta

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