Facebook Chief Marketing Officer Antonio Lucio is all set to step down. The news comes at a time when the social media giant is gearing up to tackle fake news and misinformation ahead of the US presidential election in November.
Media, citing internal communications in the California-based social media conglomerate, has reported that Antonio Lucio is on his way out from the company after a two-year stint.
Lucio’s departure comes at a time when Facebook is preparing steps to tackle fake news and misinformation ahead of the US presidential election in November.
Lucio had joined Facebook in August 2018. Previous to that he was working as Global Chief Marketing and Communication Officer at HP Inc where had spent over three years following its separation from the Hewlett Packard Corporation.
He had replaced Gary Briggs who had then quit Facebook.
Lucio was reporting to Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox and 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.