Facebook shuffles execs of key apps in biggest reorganization

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the F8 Facebook Developers conference

Facebook executive Javier Olivan, Vice President of Growth, will oversee the third division titled "Central product services".

Facebook has revealed it will appoint new leaders to its main divisions and explore a new blockchain effort in the company's biggest shakeup in its 15-year history.

A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the news of the re-organisation to Business Insider. He also departed Facebook, leaving almost $1 billion in unvested stock on the table.

The analysis arrives as Facebook has confronted fallout over data privacy and "fake news", amid revelations of data sales to external companies like Cambridge Analytica, and signs from Russian elections interference.

Meanhwhile, Facebook has attempted to keep its promotion income becoming through more up to date, more youthful stages like WhatsApp and Instagram. However, according to recode, Facebook's blockchain team "will be small at launch, fewer than a dozen people, but will include a few key Instagram executives who are moving over to join Marcus: Instagram's VP of Engineering, James Everingham, and Instagram's VP of Product, Kevin Weil". Andrew Bosworth is leading AR and VR.

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Lastly, central product services is a lot of the core functionality that drives the company: Ads; analytics; integirty, growth, product management.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been on an apology tour in recent months, appearing before US Congress to discuss the company's failings and to promise to take a "broader view" of the company's responsibilities.

The only official announcement from Facebook noted that its board was adding a private-equity executive, Jeff Zients, CEO of The Cranemere Group, an investment and holding company. "Jeff's experience will help us navigate the challenges we face", Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a separate post, on Tuesday.

Facebook will now work under three divisions, as indicated by Recode: a "group of applications" gathering (counting Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger), another stages division (counting a blockchain innovation group, expanded and virtual reality, undertaking innovation and counterfeit consciousness) and a "focal item benefits" group, which covers shared assets like advertisements, information investigation and security.

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