Departing Facebook Execs Give Thumbs Down to Zuckerberg’s Latest Plans
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Facebook chief product officer Chris Cox is calling it quits with the company following creative differences with chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Joining him is Chris Daniels, who was formerly in charge of the company’s WhatsApp platform. Both were members of Zuckerberg’s inner circle. Their leaving signifies potential turmoil for the company as its focus for the future changes.
Moving on to Other Ventures
In a recent post, Cox explained that he gave his final orientation to Facebook staffers last Monday. He later wrote:
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“For over a decade, I’ve been sharing the same message that Mark and I have always believed: that social media’s history is not yet written, and its effects are not neutral. It is tied up in the richness and complexity of social life. As its builders, we must endeavor to understand its impact – all the good and all the bad – and take up the daily work of bending it towards the positive and towards the good. This is our greatest responsibility… I’m proud of the team who will succeed me… They are strong leaders, serious thinkers, good managers, and most importantly, deeply good people. I trust that, along with Mark, they will carry on the work of building out our platforms in a way that honors the responsibilities we have to the billions of people who rely upon our tools each day.”
A Little Background
Trouble began when Zuckerberg unveiled a strategy to integrate all the company’s applications – including WhatsApp,