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Elon Musk named Linda Yaccarino as the new CEO of Twitter, and the former NBCUniversal advertising executive is finally breaking her silence on the social media platform.
“I have 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!” Yaccarino tweeted a message thanking Musk for the opportunity.
After making worldwide news as the new Twitter boss, Yaccarino noticed her follower count grow exponentially and acknowledged the uptick.
“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 added. “Your feedback is IMPORTANT for that future. I’m here for everything. Let’s keep the conversation going and build Twitter 2.0 together!”
Earlier, Musk announced Yaccarino’s hiring and explained how their roles would differ at the top of the company.
“I’m excited to welcome Linda Yaccarino as the new CEO of Twitter!” Musk tweeted. @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 alt app.”
After Musk’s message, some users expressed concern that their “freedom of speech” was being violated, citing an interview Yaccarino had with the Twitter owner weeks before. The Twitter user surmises that Yaccarino would push initiatives to limit user speech to appease advertisers.
Musk responded: “I hear your concerns, but don’t judge too soon. I am determined to defend freedom of speech, even if it means losing money.”