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Many are suddenly fearful that Elon Musk just pulled a “Bud Light,” or sold out and went against everything he was claiming to stand for with his announcement of the woman he has chosen as his new Twitter CEO.
Just as many were starting to feel confident that Twitter really was going to become a platform for free speech, Musk announced that he has picked one-time NBCUniversal advertising executive Linda Yaccarino as the person he wants to take over the day-to-day operations at the social media outlet.
With a background thats’ controversial among conservatives, Yaccarino raises concerns that she could be a Twitter version of Alissa Heinerscheid, the Bud Light marketing vice president behind the promotional campaign featuring a transgender influence that has devastated the beer brand.
This pick has filled no one interested in free speech with anything close to confidence.
On Friday, Musk took to Twitter to announce that Yaccarino would be starting as Twitter chief in six weeks.
“I am excited to welcome Linda Yaccarino as the new CEO of Twitter!” He wrote, adding that Yaccarino “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,” he said.
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