At this point it’s undeniable that Elon Musk has fulfilled his promise to turn Twitter into a safe haven for free speech.
But many freedom-loving Americans are starting to get a little nervous.
And now Elon Musk’s pick to be Twitter’s new CEO will leave you sick to your stomach.
Twitter: From worst to first in free speech
It hasn’t even been a year since the days in which Twitter would ban anyone who disagreed with Democrats, the so-called “mainstream” narrative, or the woke outrage mob from the platform.
There were numerous prominent Republicans who were banned for simply having a different point of view on whatever Democrats’ cause de jour happened to be at that given moment.
Even former President Donald Trump was banned for tweeting a message to his supporters on January 6 in which he asked them to remain peaceful while protesting at the U.S. Capitol.
It was total madness, but thankfully for freedom-lovers everywhere, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk recognized how dire the situation was, and pulled his resources – even selling a considerable amount of Tesla stock, which could inevitably threaten his control over the company – in order to buy Twitter and ensure the platform remained a bastion of free speech.
After he bought the platform, he was mocked by Democrats, who claimed he couldn’t change anything, and that he would just lose money on Twitter.
But Musk didn’t listen to the haters, and has now turned Twitter into possibly the long Big Tech company that protects freedom of speech, allowing millions of Americans to freely enjoy the platform once again without being indoctrinated by left-wing censorship, while also putting the company on the path to become profitable for the first time in its history.
Twitter has truly become the public town square, where Americans from all walks of life can freely exchange thoughts and opinions without fear of being censored, it was always meant to be.
But now, Musk has hired a new CEO to lead the company’s business side – as he always intended to do – that has many nervous about what the future may hold.
Since he took over Twitter, Musk has been looking for a CEO who can manage Twitter’s business dealings, while he focuses on the product, technology, and system operations that truly matter for the company and its users.
While many had hoped that Musk would pick a conservative to run the ship, that was never a realistic expectation for any Big Tech company, even one that has committed itself to free speech, as Twitter has done under Musk.
Nevertheless, Musk’s selection does leave a lot to be desired.
In a tweet announcing the hiring last week, the world’s richest man revealed that he has chosen former NBCUniversal advertising executive Linda Yaccarino as Twitter’s new CEO.
Prior to NBC, Yaccarino was the top advertising executive for Turner Broadcasting – the then-parent company of CNN – in the late 90’s and early 2000’s.
Obviously, based on her past job experience, there’s plenty of reason to be weary of the hire, and motivation to hold Twitter accountable for any decisions she makes moving forward.
Nevertheless, in his announcement tweet, Musk did explain rather clearly that she would simply be overseeing Twitter’s business operations while he’s focused on product design and technology.
“I am excited to welcome Linda Yaccarino as the new CEO of Twitter!” Musk wrote on Twitter. “[Yaccarino] 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.”
I am excited to welcome Linda Yaccarino as the new CEO of Twitter!@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. https://t.co/TiSJtTWuky
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 12, 2023
Hopefully, the division of responsibilities Elon Musk has outlined will remain in place permanently, as it would mean he would be the one ultimately making “content moderation” decisions, not a former NBCUniversal executive.
Because if not, it could spell doom, as Twitter is one of the nation’s last hopes to keep free speech alive.
US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.