With an election just around the corner, the narrative must be protected.
Elon Musk’s new Twitter CEO has previously suggested that the platform should be a safe space for big corporate advertisers who would have ‘influence’ over content moderation.
Elon Musk has appointed a new Twitter CEO: Linda Yaccarino, Executive Chair of the World Economic Forum and one of Klaus Schwab's Young Global Leaders. Yaccarino is seen as the WEF 'embedding' itself in yet another global corporation, something that Elon Musk has denied.
Yaccarino has been most recently head of advertising for NBCUniversal but has reportedly been controlling the network's covid narrative, with videos of her surfacing instructing viewers to 'get tested often', 'wear a mask' and 'get vaccinated'.
Yaccarino, in an interview with Elon Musk before the appointment, had already stated that Twitter must be a 'safe space' for [WOKE] advertisers over a platform for free-speech.' The timing of her appointment, just before the US presidential election, also rings alarm bells.
Writing on Twitter Musk said "Looking forward to working with Linda to transform this platform into X, the everything app," confirming the decision a day after he had stoked speculation by writing that he had found a new boss without revealing their identity.
Some Twitter users are reporting being shadow-banned already just for talking about Yaccarino's WEF links, which Musk has denied being responsible for doing. Yaccarino takes up post in six weeks, just in time to influence the US Primaries.