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.
The Summit was more than empty words – it made clear that a solution-driven approach is the only way to fight hate. That’s why the working group activities, which are results driven are going to be critical in defeating violent extremism. The Summit brought together the best minds in government, private sector, academia, and civil society. Being surrounded by these experts sparked new ideas – some of which I’ve already implemented or have written about.