The head of cryptocurrency project Meta David Marcus is stepping down after seven years of work. This was announced on Tuesday, November 30.
“After seven busy years at Meta, I have made the difficult decision to leave my post and leave the company at the end of the year,” Marcus said on his Facebook page.
The entrepreneur did not specify the reason for leaving or what he plans to do in the future.
On November 24, the head of the social network Instagram Adam Mosseri agreed to testify before the U.S. Congress. Mosseri will appear before U.S. lawmakers for the first time on Monday, December 6. He will answer questions about the safety of children and teens on the Internet.
Previously, Mark Zuckerberg, head of the social network Facebook, which was previously renamed Meta, appeared before Congress.
In October of this year, the U.S. Senate held its first hearings on the safety of children on the Internet. A former employee of the company, Frances Haugen, spoke at them, arguing that Facebook knew about the psychological problems that social networking sites cause to teenagers, but did not take measures to correct them. In her opinion, they were encouraged because they fostered user engagement.
Zuckerberg himself said that the data published by former employees about Facebook’s internal operations was a coordinated effort to create a false image of the company.