Is free speech alive and well on Twitter or under its new name, ‘X Corp’? Musk acquired Twitter for $44 billion last year, and as a private company, it no longer must answer to the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Musk has been saying for several months that he’s searching for a CEO to take over his current position and to free him up to mold X Corp into his vision for it.
Some observers wonder since Elon Musk announced Linda Yaccarino, 60, as his choice for CEO. Her resume doesn’t seem to fit with his pronouncement of receding censorship on the social media platform.
Yaccarino was Chairman of Comcast NBCUniversal when she interviewed Musk in April. She has been an ad exec with a record of “woke” and far-left ideology, plus being involved with Klaus Schwab’s very liberal World Economic Forum holds its meetings with elites from corporate and political circles each year in Davos, Switzerland, to work toward the ‘Great Reset.’
Yaccarino is also a chairman of the Taskforce on Future Work for the WEF, and sits on a committee dealing with media, entertainment, and culture. Their primary goal is to ‘reshape’ how online postings and discussions are presented to the public.
A Value in Media report details how speech and types of content would not be allowed or monetized through advertising. There’s no question that social media is fraught with fake and inaccurate information.
The Work Taskforce also seems to favor increased illegal immigration and reducing the gender gap in some industries.
During Covid, as a former chairman of the Ad Council, she worked with the Biden Administration to create the vaccination campaign from 2021 to 2022, reaching 200 million people with Pope Francis as the ad’s personality.
From 2018 to 2021, Yaccarino served in the Trump Administration as part of the Council on Sports Fitness and Nutrition.
Musk claims she will be doing the essential “paperwork” of running the company, and he will deal with the nuts and bolts of how the platform functions.