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Photo: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune

Carolyn Everson, Facebook's longtime head of global ad sales, has left the company, Axios has confirmed.

Why it matters: Everson led Facebook through years of record ad growth, but also through intense scrutiny around Facebook's role in promoting nefarious content.

Details: Nicola Mendelsohn, who currently runs the Europe, Middle East and Africa region of Facebook's Global Business Group, will be Everson's interim replacement.

  • "We wish Carolyn the best as she moves into a new chapter. We are grateful for her contributions,” a Facebook spokesperson said.
  • The Verge's Alex Heath first reported the news.

Be smart: Everson, who has been with the company for over a decade, was the person responsible for fielding most of the angst from interest groups that were boycotting ads last summer over hate speech.

  • Under her tenure as VP, Global Business Group, Facebook's revenue has grown from $3.7 billion in 2011 to nearly $86 billion in 2020.

What to watch: Last week, Axios reported that Facebook named Marne Levine, a longtime operations and policy executive at the company, to the newly created role of chief business officer.

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Facebook and other social media companies didn't cause America's massive political divide, but they have widened it and pushed it towards violence, according to a report from New York University released Monday.

Why it matters: Congress, the Biden administration and governments around the world are moving on from blame-apportioning to choosing penalties and remedies for curbing online platforms' influence and fighting misinformation.

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More than 41,000 Americans underwent an organ transplant in 2021, a new record and a 6% increase from 2020, when the pandemic caused a slight slowdown of the life-saving procedures.

Why it matters: There are more transplant patients than ever, and they are particularly vulnerable to the worst effects of COVID because of their compromised immune systems — although vaccines provide important protection.

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Senators make bipartisan trip to Ukraine after divisive Russia vote

Ukrainian President Zelensky. Photo: John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

A bipartisan group of seven U.S. senators met Monday in Kyiv with President Volodymyr Zelensky and other top officials as Ukraine and the West brace for the possibility of an imminent Russian invasion.

Why it matters: The delegation is seeking to project a united front with Ukraine, following a divisive Senate vote on Thursday in which Democrats blocked sanctions Zelensky's government was seeking against the Russia-to-Germany Nord Stream 2 pipeline.