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Neil Potts

Vice President, Trust and Safety Policy, Meta

Eradicate Hate:
2023

Neil Potts currently serves as the Vice President of Trust and Safety Policy at Meta, leading a team of subject matter experts that guide the company’s strategy on issues related to Safety, Security, Extremism, and Human Rights. Neil has had a strategic and transformative career spanning the public affairs, policy, and legal landscapes with over two decades of combined corporate leadership and public service. At Meta, Neil previously led the development and implementation of Facebook’s Community Standards: the company’s rules about what types of content are allowed on its platform.

Neil is a leader and frequent speaker on safety, security, and diversity and equity issues in the technology industry and a leader on numerous tech initiatives focused on empowering underrepresented communities. Neil also serves on the board of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law. Before joining Meta, Neil had a distinguished career as a lawyer and government relations professional.

Neil is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and the University of Virginia School of Law. Before attending law school, Neil served as a ground intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps and deployed to support Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Neil and his wife Charene have two sons, Adam and Noah, and a daughter, Corinne.

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The Summit unites the public and private sectors, domestic and international, against hate and extremism. Researchers, activists, lawyers, technology experts, political leaders, and more come together, each bringing their unique tools to the fight. Important relationships that were established at the Summit in 2021 have carried forward into working groups with concrete deliverables for 2022 and beyond.

Mary McCord Visiting Professor of Law and Executive Director, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP), Georgetown University Law Center