As several disgruntled Facebook Inc. (FB) employees quit in protest of the company's handling of incendiary posts from President Donald Trump, a familiar face is returning to the fold and another is being promoted. Chris Cox announced in a Facebook post ( that he is returning as chief product officer after leaving a year ago because of a dispute over end-to-end encryption. "I've been encouraged by progress on so many of the big issues facing us," Cox wrote. "Our most important decisions and products are ahead of us." At the same time, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, in a separate post ( /), announced other executive changes. "Last week [Chief Executive] Mark [Zuckerberg] laid out seven areas that Facebook would be reviewing company wide. One of them is focused on how best to change our structure and decision-making to elevate the importance of diversity & inclusion in our business," Sandberg wrote. "Today, we are announcing that Maxine Williams, our chief diversity officer, will report directly to me effective immediately. We are expanding Maxine's role and putting diversity & inclusion at the heart of our management team discussions and processes -- at the heart of all we do."
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