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Facebook comms exec Elliot Schrage steps down

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Elliott Schrage, Facebook’s longtime head of policy and communications, is stepping down after 10 years in the role — and after a series of high-profile public relations controversies.

Why it matters: It's the latest organizational shakeup at Facebook, which continues to be beset by negative news after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Schrage, a close confidant of Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, had been mulling the departure for some time, according to Recode, and will stay on to find his replacement.