Musk addresses free speech concerns after naming replacement CEO

Billionaire Elon Musk’s surprise naming of former NBCUniversal advertising executive Linda Yaccarino as the new CEO of Twitter immediately led to speculation that the new era of free speech at the social media giant will soon come to an abrupt end, and the world’s wealthiest man sought to calm nerves over the hire.

Concerns that censorship and shadow bans were returning to the platform were based mainly on the incoming CEO’s affiliation with the World Economic Forum (WEF), a powerful unelected globalist entity that among other things, sought to exploit the COVID crisis to advance its own dystopian vision for the planet.

With Twitter users expressing shock over how Musk would hire a person who has expressed views that are consistent with the “woke mind virus” that he himself has warned about as well as her relationship with the WEF and pushing of vaccines, the Tesla/SpaceX CEO insisted that the dark days of the past aren’t about to return.

On Friday, Musk responded to the user Billboard Chris, a Canadian gender ideology activist who drew attention to remarks from Yaccarino during a recent interview with him that some believe should have been a red flag that she is a “far left loon” who should never have merited serious consideration.

Among the user’s points were her comments that were consistent with the organizational philosophy of the old Twitter censorship regime which Musk booted, her chastising the “Chief Twit” for tweeting after 3 a.m., the idea that advertising execs should have a big say in how Twitter is run as well as her support for both the social justice cause and COVID authoritarianism.

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“I hear your concerns, but don’t judge too early. I am adamant about defending free speech, even if it means losing money,” Musk responded in a reply which could lead some to speculate that the backlash has already led to no small degree of buyer’s remorse.

Musk’s reassurance that Twitter will remain free drew a lengthy reply from Billboard Chris who strongly emphasized the need for an open forum to discuss the scourge of the sinister push to seduce children into transgenderism and the promotion of what in the past was widely recognized as a mental illness by both Yaccarino’s now-former employer as well as the World Economic Forum.

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“Anyone who maims children should go to prison for life. This shouldn’t even need to be said,” Musk responded with words that previously would have led to banishment from the “digital town square” of Twitter.

The peculiar hire drew harsh criticism from Twitter and Musk has announced that he intends to allow users to ask questions on Spaces once Yaccarino is ready.

Despite the skeptics, many are willing to give Musk the benefit of the doubt on his new CEO and time will tell whether she was the right choice to head up Twitter.

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