The second group under the direction of Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer will be responsible for new platforms and infrastructure, in particular, augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, the news portal added.
Finally, the third group led by Vice President of Growth Javier Olivan will focus on advertisement, analytics, development and product management.
The reports about the company's shake-up have been then confirmed by a Facebook representative to another news portal — Business Insider.
Last year, Facebook got involved into inquiry on Russian alleged interference in the 2016 Brexit referendum. In December, Facebook said that St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency, which is suspected of interfering in the 2016 US election, spent only $0.97 on the referendum-related advertisements delivered to audiences in the United Kingdom.
Russia has repeatedly denied interfering in foreign elections and domestic affairs, saying that such actions go against the principles and conduct of Russian foreign policy.
According to the Business Insider news portal, the Google News service with the use of artificial intelligence (AI) will also highlight the articles a user might be interested in and help in search for detailed information on particular subjects.
"We are using AI to bring forward the best of what journalism has to offer… We want to give users quality sources that they trust," Pichai said at Google developer conference on Tuesday as quoted by the news outlet.
Following the launch of the updated service, every user will have personalized news channel based on their personal information available to Google, the Business Insider added.
The relaunched news service is expected to operate in 127 counties