is reportedly overhauling its entire management structure following
its recent user data scandal.
has begun a huge overhaul of their management structure, according
to the New
York Times. The tech company has reportedly
restructured into three new divisions with leadership of the
company’s biggest products being moved from one division to another.
According to a source for the Times,
this reshuffling of the business was done under the direction of CEO
Mark Zuckerberg. This reorganization was reportedly done in an
effort to streamline the company and greater clarify who was in
charge of which Facebook products.
this reorganization was allegedly moved ahead of schedule following
Facebook’s most recentuser
data scandalwhich allegedly saw the
personal details of 87 million users leaked to a data analysis firm.
Sources stated that despite the scandal, Zuckerberg was adamant that
the company not fire any senior executives as a result of the
scandal. Recode posted a diagram recently explaining the
restructuring of the social media firm:
Cox, Facebook’s chief product officer, will be overseeing key
products, Mike Schroepfer, the company’s chief technology
officer will be taking over the emerging technologies division and
Javier Olivan, the VP of growth, will be leading the central product
services division. WhatsApp will now be led by Chris Daniels. The
company will also be appointing Jeffrey
Zients, former director of the National Economic Council under
President Barack Obama, as a new board member.
or not this restructuring will help Facebook with their current
problems remains to be seen. Ari Ratner, a former Obama
administration official who now runs the strategic communications
firm Inside Revolution, told the New
restructuring “will have minimal impact on the issues
themselves,” and further stated: “If you want to send the message
things will be different, I’m not sure if that accomplishes much.”
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