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New Uncertainties Surround Twitter with Controversial CEO Announcement
There is kind of a storm on Twitter, which is about the appointment of Ms Yaccarino as the new CEO. This comes on the heels of the announcement of a new exclusive Tucker Carlson show on the platform.
There is kind of a storm on Twitter, which is about the appointment of Ms Yaccarino as the new CEO.
Yaccarino’s appointment was confirmed by Elon Musk on May 11: “Excited to announce that I’ve hired a new CEO for X/Twitter. She will be starting in ~6 weeks! My role will transition to being exec chair & CTO, overseeing product, software & sysops.”
This comes on the heels of the announcement of a new exclusive Tucker Carlson show on the platform.
Why such an uproar with this appointment of Ms Yaccarino?
First of all, because of her involvement in the World Economic Forum, where she serves in the prominent position of Executive Chair since 2019. She also serves on WEF’s Taskforce on Future of Work and sits on WEF’s Media, Entertainment and Industry Governors’ Steering Committee (whatever that means) and WEF’s Value Media initiative.
This is of course anathema with numerous Twitter users who see WEF as key part of the problems of today’s world, from the great reset, censorship, digital control, vaccination to trans-humanism and others.
During the C19 crisis, her positions on masks and vaccines essentially were an embracement of the official narratives, without apparently ever questioning them (on social media).
Less controversial, but pretty embarrassing, was this post on Instagram, where she shows how to wash one’s hands …
On her Twitter account, @lindayacc, which has mostly superficial glamour advertising pictures, there is very little real content.
Until a few days ago, she only had some 7000 followers, which is ridiculously low.
The account is now at 27000 followers, thanks to Elon Musk’s curious and highly controversial pick.
NBC Universal announced today, in a media release, that Ms Yaccarino was to leave the company.
“New York, NY – May 12, 2023 – NBCUniversal today announced that Linda Yaccarino is leaving the company, effective immediately. …
Regarding masks and vaccination, Ms Yaccarino made claims such as “so proud of this effort #getvaccinated”, “the way forward depends on vaccination and education” or “getting vaccinated is the best way to get back to the moments that miss.”
Obviously, such statements may be hard to swallow by the thousands and thousands of people around the world who have been injured and of course by those who died from these injections.
Her lack of knowledge is displayed in this November 2020 tweet, where she writes “Know the facts! The @AdCouncil is working to inform Americans on why we must embrace an FDA-approved #Covid vaccine and how to go about it. We're almost there, let’s cross the finish line.”
Of course there was no such thing as an FDA-approved injection for C19 at the time. And those who were closely following this question already knew about the infamous FDA Slide 16, from October 2020, listing major anticipated adverse events, including death.
When it comes to C19, apart from bracing millions and millions of dollars to promote the injections, her masterpiece may well be to have “rallied support from the business community, the White House, and government agencies to create a vaccination campaign, featuring Pope Francis, reaching more than 200 million Americans.”
Indeed, on August 18 2021, Pope Francis had launched “a powerful appeal to get vaccinated with approved Covid-19 vaccines, calling it “an act of love”.”
One can wonder if this absurd “act of love” expression originated from the advertising agency or from his holiness Pope Francis!
Note again the use of the word “approved” - while most of the injections available at that time were not approved.
There are now many fears expressed on the Twitter platform of … de-platforming, shadow-banning, censorship, etc … With a CEO so apparently unaware of the world outside the New York advertising ecosystem and the Davos World Economic Forum, these fears may well be justified!
As pointed out by several Twitter users, it looks like Musk didn’t do the due diligence that was required, and yes, there are many more qualified people in this world who would have been happy to have taken this most important and influential position. Here are two examples (subject to thorough due diligence of course (and not sure if James Woods would be interested!)):
And as recommended by Jeffrey A. Tucker:
We will see in the coming weeks and months how the platform evolves and if free speech remains a real priority, which many now doubt.
And without free speech, who will care about using Twitter, even with added services?
Here are two important factuals to bear in mind, which further point at a departure from free speech as the core priority of the platform:
- the EU Digital Act, with its heavy financial penalties, is a real threat to Twitter, which may bring Twitter to bow down to de-platforming / shadow-banning requests, even if not justified. See Brownstone Institute article.
- X Twitter is what Musk ambitions - as he stated in this well-known cryptic X one letter tweet. This means using Twitter as a step towards an “everything app” which would include services similar as PayPal, online shopping and others.
The decision by Tucker Carlson to work with Twitter is also to be questioned in this context, as even if being the largest, Twitter is not the only available platform to host a free-speech oriented show.
Will Tucker Carlson work with such a prominent WEF figure at the helm of Twitter?
Affaire à suivre.
PS 1: you can see in this article that there is no longer any auto-embedding of Tweets on Substack, but these still work for Instagram posts. That was apparently a counter-measure to the measures taken by Twitter against Substack - apparently seen as a dangerous competitor. Petty stuff but real.