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Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer said on Wednesday that he would step down from the position next year.

Schroepfer, a 13-year veteran at the social media company, announced his departure in a Facebook post, saying he will take the role “sometime in 2022” as the company’s first senior partner. He will be replaced by Andrew Bosworth, another longtime executive who currently heads Facebook’s artificial and virtual reality division.


“This is a difficult decision because of how much I love Facebook and how excited I am about the future we are building together,” Schroepfer said in the blog post. “This change in role will allow me to dedicate more time to my family and to my personal philanthropic endeavors, while remaining deeply connected to the company working on important initiatives including the recruitment and development of technical talent, and in important technologies such as Puretorch. Continuing to fuel our AI investments.”

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Schroepfer submitted his resignation on Monday, according to a company 8-K filing. The company noted that the exact date of his exit and severance compensation are yet to be determined.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged the leadership change in a separate blog post, which included details about the newly created “Senior Fellow” position.

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Zuckerberg said, “In this new role, he will focus on helping us recruit and develop technical talent, how we build with projects like MoveFast, and fueling our AI investments in technologies like PyTorch. Will continue to give.”

Schroepfer’s exit was announced as Facebook struggles with the fallout from a series of important news stories. The Wall Street Journal published a series detailing internal documents leaked from the social media platform, including data that suggested Facebook knew Instagram was negatively impacting the mental health of teen users. Facebook said the report was misleading.

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In a separate development, the New York Times reported that Facebook had begun using its News Feed to promote positive news about its own actions.

In response to the report, a Facebook representative told Granthshala Business that “there has been zero change in News Feed rankings.”