Facebook is planning to consider India as a separate region equal to Menlo park in California. The India board will also be the first such for Facebook in any of its markets outside of the US. The local office will also report directly to Menlo Park and will no longer be part of Facebook’s Asia Pacific operations.
“The changes mark a significant step, reinforcing Facebook’s commitment to India and will enable more local accountability, faster and efficient decision-making, and closer connection with the headquarters,” said a Facebook spoke person.
The changes will increase the importance of Facebook in a country like India,foreseeing the elections in May and to shut down the spreading rumors against it, Facebook is planning to give more importance to India with stringent measures to stop the spread of fake news and manipulative strategies of political parties.One of the requirements for such companies was to incorporate a local entity.
By making India as a separate region, Facebook’s activities in India will become more productive and assembled.The local office will also report directly to Menlo Park and will no longer be part of Facebook’s Asia Pacific operations.