Facebook says former FTC chairman hasn’t joined the company; Muris may be consulting

Facebook said former FTC chairman Tim Muris hasn’t joined the company, contrary to widespread reports that the Bush administration official was becoming part of the social network’s growing lobby shop. Facebook is still looking for a second senior lobbyist to join its D.C. office of four, according to Andrew Noyes, who manages public policy communications for the social network.

Facebook steps up lobbying, deepens ties with intelligence agencies, FTC

Facebook has been gradually boosting its profile in Washington D.C. over the past year and is on the hunt for a second senior lobbyist to add to its office of four. Disclosures released a few days ago show that, on top of lobbying the usual suspects Internet companies reach out to like the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. senators and representatives, the fast-growing social network has also been busy deepening ties to government intelligence and homeland security agencies.