New Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino broke her silence with a statement about taking over the CEO role from Elon Musk.
“I am excited to welcome Linda Yaccarino as the new CEO of Twitter!” Musk tweeted last week.
“@LindaYacc will focus primarily on business operations while I focus on product design & new technology. Looking forward to working with Linda to transform this platform into X, the everything app.”
Yaccarino posted her statement in response to Musk’s tweet:
“Thank you, @elonmusk ! I’ve long been inspired by your vision to create a brighter future. I’m excited to help bring this vision to Twitter and transform this business together!”
“I see I have some new followers👀…👋 I’m not as prolific as @elonmusk (yet!), but I’m just as committed to the future of this platform,” she continued. “Your feedback is VITAL to that future. I’m here for all of it. Let’s keep the conversation going and build Twitter 2.0 together!”
However, the news didn’t go down well when Musk announced last week that Yaccarino was taking over as CEO, mainly due to her deep ties with The World Economic Forum, which Elon Musk has previously described as “increasingly becoming an unelected world government that the people never asked for and don’t want.”
Yaccarino was with NBCUniversal for more than a decade, a role which saw them responsible for finding the best methods for measuring the effectiveness of advertising.
A quick review of her Twitter shows she frequently engages or “likes” a lot of Musk’s and his top allies’ content.
However, what is worrying about Yaccarino is that it partnered with the Biden administration to launch a campaign featuring Pope Francis to promote COVID vaccines and other things relating to masking and lockdowns propaganda.
But Musk insists that Yaccarino would not institute the shadow bans which the previous Twitter was responsible for.
However, when “RIP Twitter” began to trend on the platform, social media personality @Catturd claimed the trend was intentionally removed.
“RIP Twitter” was not only removed from the #1 trend spot – but removed from the entire list. Just like old Twitter,” he said.
According to a report from The Daily Wire, Users also unearthed an interview Yaccarino conducted with Musk last month in which she pressed him to amend his own spontaneous use of the platform and contended that advertisers “need to feel that there is an opportunity for them to influence” the site with respect to “content moderation.”
Yaccarino and Musk clashed as she asked Musk to reinstitute the “well-populated, much-loved influence council” that existed before he purchased the company last year.
Musk countered that he would be “worried about creating a backlash among the public” should they believe that “their views are being determined” by a handful of elite marketing executives.
“It’s totally cool to say that you want to have your advertising appear in certain places on Twitter and not in other places, but it is not cool to try to say what Twitter will do,” he remarked. “And if that means losing advertising dollars, we lose it, but freedom of speech is paramount.”