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Facebook appoints the new head of Instagram

by Xcede

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Following the recent exit of co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Facebook has named Adam Mosseri as the new boss of Instagram.

Mosseri joined Facebook in 2008 after briefly working at a startup called TokBox. He was tasked with helping Facebook embrace mobile as design director. Mosseri later moved into Product Management and oversaw Facebook’s news feed, turning it into the world’s most popular social technology and driving billions in profit from advertising. He was the ‘officer on duty’ back when the fake news and Russian election attackers proliferated.

Mosseri was formerly Head of Product at Instagram before being appointed as the new head. Instagram co-founders Systrom and Krieger said in a joint statement: "We are thrilled to hand over the reins to a product leader with a strong design background and a focus on craft and simplicity as well as a deep understanding of the importance of community."

“These are the values and principles that have been essential to us at Instagram since the day we started, and we’re excited for Adam to carry them forward."

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