Musk Taps New Twitter Chief

Months after Elon Musk ran a Twitter poll in which the platform's users voted for him to step down, we now know just who Twitter's new CEO is going to be. On Friday, Musk confirmed reports that the new CEO for Twitter – technically, X Corp. is going to be the former head of advertising at NBCUniversal, Linda Yaccarino. NBCUniversal confirmed her departure from the company just hours before Musk announced the Twitter news.

"I am 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 everything app."

The hire has already proven to be controversial among Twitter's user base. Yaccarino's Twitter history shows that she follows many right-wing influencers and has liked their posts over the years. Members of Musk's conservative fanbase, however, are focusing on her association with the World Economic Forum (WEF), a common target of far-right conspiracy theorists.

Source: BBC