Linda Yaccarino, the former NBC executive and World Economic Forum (WEF) member hired by Elon Musk as CEO of Twitter, now X, has boasted she is in charge of the platform, not Msuk.
Yaccarino said that X now has a “freedom of speech, not freedom of reach” Policy, which “labels” users for posting unapproved narratives and limits their exposure.
This might explain why the Conservative account’s reach has been taking a massive hit since June.
“Mine and Elon’s roles are very clear,” she said in a CNBC interview Thursday.
Yaccarino went on to describe Musk’s area of responsibility as “product design” at the head of “a team of extraordinary engineers [focusing] on new technology.”
When asked about the company’s so-called “hate speech” policies, Yaccarino responded:
“It goes back to my point about our success with freedom of speech, not reach… If it is lawful but it’s awful, it’s extraordinarily difficult for you to see it,” The WEF member and Twitter CEO said.
Yaccarino recently hired fellow ex-NBC executive and drag queen enthusiast Joe Benarroch, who was responsible for censoring anti-illegal immigration adverts by Trump at the network.
As The Daily Fetched reported earlier this year, users 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.”