Elon Musk has announced that he will be stepping down as CEO of Twitter and hiring a full-time replacement. And, while there’s been no official word on who that replacement will be, it looks like Linda Yaccarino – NBCUniversal’s advertising chief – is the leading candidate, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.
Yaccarino’s potential appointment raises a few alarms bells, however, given her close ties to the liberal mainstream media. She’s been with NBC for more than a decade and played a key role in the launch of Peacock, their ad-supported streaming service. And let’s not forget, NBCUniversal recently agreed to work with Twitter to amplify their coverage of the 2023 Olympics. Do we really want someone who’s so closely intertwined with the left-leaning media at the helm of one of America’s largest social media platforms?
BREAKING: Linda Yaccarino is in talks to become the new CEO of Twitter, according to people familiar with the situation.
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Musk, who will be shifting from CEO to executive chairman and chief technology officer, indicated that he wants to focus on product updates, something that Twitter desperately needs. The company is set to roll out a number of new features, including encrypted messaging and video calling, in a bid to become an “everything” or “super” app. It’s a move more commonly seen in Asia and one that could revolutionize the American market. Although, with someone like Yaccarino potentially leading the charge, can we trust that Twitter will remain unbiased and politically neutral?
In any case, this is certainly a developing story that we will be keeping an eye on. One thing is for sure, with Musk at the helm of the ship, America is in good hands. As for Yaccarino, let’s hope that if she does take over CEO duties, she’ll prioritize the platform’s neutrality over politics.
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