Five times Facebook messed with Instagram

Instagram’s co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger abruptly announced their departure last night after a New York Times report cited tensions between the duo and Instagram’s parent company Facebook as the reason for their exit. Bloomberg has since corroborated those rising disagreements between Systrom, Krieger, and Mark Zuckerberg as the key factor that drove them away. And today Recode published its own report that includes specific decisions that created animosity between the two teams and damaged morale at Instagram.

The photo-sharing platform’s promised autonomy seems to be wearing down. When you consider the enormous piece of Facebook’s bottom line that Instagram represents, perhaps this was inevitable. But Systrom and Krieger…

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