Free-Speech Advocates are Concerned as Elon Musk Hires NBCU Ad Exec as the new Twitter CEO

Linda Yaccarino, the pinnacle of advert gross sales at NBCUniversal is about to hitch Twitter as the brand new CEO in roughly six weeks. Elon Musk declared the identify of the brand new Twitter CEO in a tweet on Friday. Linda has talked tremendously in regards to the want for limiting free speech on Twitter. Free speech advocates voice their considerations concerning Musk’s determination.

On Thursday, Might 11, Elon Musk tweeted that he’s employed an individual to take over the function of CEO of Twitter from him. He’s going to transition into the roles of CTO and Govt chair. On the next day, he declared that Linda Yaccarino, at the moment the advert gross sales head at NBCU goes to be the brand new Twitter CEO. 

Curiously, in December, Musk had posted a ballot on Twitter asking whether or not he ought to step down because the CEO of this social media large. 17.5 million individuals voted and 57.5% individuals voted in favor of Musk stepping down. Musk promised that he’d in reality step down and deal with the technical facet of Twitter. Appears just like the billionaire has caught to his phrases. After Linda Yaccarino joins, Musk would be the CTO and govt chair, overseeing product, software program, and sysops.

Chris Elston who runs and goes by Billboard Chris on Twitter, commented citing an interview between Yaccarino and Musk the place the previous clearly stated she was in favor of limiting the attain of tweets that is likely to be deemed hateful. 

He went on to say, “She represents advertisers, and her pure inclination is to restrict speech, and pander to those that push woke ideology on the world. You’ll have to watch her like a hawk.”

Whereas Yaccarina goes to deliver advert income, a entrance the place Twitter has been struggling since Musk’s acquisition of the corporate, Chris says, “she’s a long-term mistake”

Quite a few individuals expressed their disappointment within the rent. They’re anticipating a push of woke ideology in Yaccarina’s tenure as Twitter head. Whereas all agree that her expertise in commercial will assist Twitter navigate the present doldrums it’s in.

Elon Musk has assured his followers that he’s made a well-thought out determination and whereas Yaccarina might be accountable for enterprise operations, he’ll be certain that Twitter doesn’t transfer from its advocacy of free speech. “I hear your considerations, however don’t decide too early. I’m adamant about defending free speech, even when it means dropping cash.” Musk tweeted on Saturday.

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