Facebook Chief product officer Quits

“This will be a big project and we will need leaders who are excited to see the new direction through.”

Zuckerberg, in a separate post, said Cox had discussed the possibility of moving on “for a few years,” but had remained for a transition period.

“After 2016, we both realized we had too much important work to do to improve our products for society, and he stayed to help us work through these issues and help us chart a course for our family of apps going forward,” Zuckerberg wrote.

The move comes with Facebook struggling to cope with investigations and complaints over data protection and privacy, and after Zuckerberg’s announcement last week of a new focus for the platform.

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