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Facebook's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Less than a year ago, Recode's Kurt Wagner could write a story saying that "no one in Facebook’s upper ranks ever seems to leave the company." That's not true anymore.

Driving the news: Facebook's #3 executive, Chris Cox, left this week, along with Chris Daniels, who ran WhatsApp. Daniels himself was running the messaging subsidiary only because both of the app's co-founders had already departed — as have Instagram's co-founders.

Instagram's top communications staffer exits

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Kristina Schake (left) in 2014. Photo: Kristin Murphy/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival

Instagram’s top communications staffer, Kristina Schake, has left the popular Facebook-owned service, according to multiple sources.

Why it matters: Instagram’s success has been a bright spot for Facebook's business. But Schake is not the only exec to leave the company. Instagram’s founders left last year over reported tensions with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Also, this week, 2 top Facebook executives announced they were departing.

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