Facebook Chief Technology Officer Steps Down

Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer announced on Sep. 22 that he will be stepping down from his role after 13 years in the company.

Schroepfer wrote on his Facebook page on Sep. 23 that he will be transitioning to a part time role as the social media giant’s first “Senior Fellow”.

“This change in role will allow me to dedicate more time to my family and my personal philanthropic efforts while staying deeply connected to the company,” Schroepfer wrote.

As Senior Fellow, Schroepfer will “work on initiatives such as recruiting and developing technical talent and fostering the company’s artificial intelligence investments.”

Schroepfer informed Facebook of his intention to resign on Sep. 20, according to a company filing, marking the biggest leadership departure in Facebook.

Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, currently the head of Facebook’s hardware division, will replace Schroepfer as CTO.

Schroepfer’s resignation followed a series of investigative reports by The Wall Street Journal that revealed how Facebook neglects addressing various problems affecting users within the platform.

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