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White House hires Facebook employee


September 17, 2015

The White House recently hired its first Director of Product, Josh Miller, a member of Facebook’s product team. His new role will consist of making it easier for citizens to communicate with the government, according to Mashable.

“Imagine if talking to the government was as easy as talking to your friends on social networks?” Miller wrote on his blog. “White House officials have started to regularly host Q&As on Twitter. These initiatives represent amazing progress, and there’s so much more good work to be done.”

The Obama administration has been making an effort to “techify” the White House, Mashable says. In the past year, the White House has hired information technology and digital employees from Facebook and Twitter to help the process.

The changes the White House is making could help make it much easier for everyone to communicate with the government.

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