Twitter Hires First D.C. Consultant

Twitter has hired the company’s first-ever Washington, D.C.-based employee, CNET reported on Tuesday. The social media site has hired Adam Sharp, currently an executive producer for digital services at C-SPAN and former Democratic Senate staffer to Mary Landrieu, as its new manager of government and political partnerships. He’s expected to start with the company on November 29.

On his Twitter account, Sharp posted that he looks forward “to working w/learning from #gov20 community & others committed to enhancing civic debate by bringing govt, people closer together.” Because of the nature of the microblogging site, Twitter has not dealt with the privacy and copyright issues that companies like Google, YouTube and Facebook have in the past. Google has an office in Washington, D.C. partially dedicated to public policy, while Facebook hired former journalist Andrew Noyes as a D.C.-based spokesperson last year.

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