Linda Yacarino shares first tweet since becoming Twitter’s new CEO as Elon Musk allays “concerns” about new hire – Deadline

Elon Musk named Linda Yacarino as the new Twitter CEO, and the former NBCUniversal advertising executive has finally broken her silence on the social media platform.

“I’ve long been inspired by your vision to create a brighter future. I’m excited to bring this vision to Twitter and help transform this business together!” Yacarino tweeted a message to Musk thanking him for the opportunity.

After making worldwide news as the new Twitter boss, Yacarino saw her follower count skyrocket and acknowledged the boom.

“I noticed I have some new followers… I’m not as prolific as @elonmusk (yet!), but I’m just as committed to the future of this platform,” she said. “Your feedback is critical to that future. I’m here for it all. Let’s keep the conversation going and together we build Twitter 2.0!”

Earlier, Musk announced Yacarino’s hiring and explained how their roles at the helm of the company would differ.

“I’m excited to welcome Linda Yacarino as the new CEO of Twitter!” musk Tweeted, @LindaYacc will focus primarily on business operations, while I will focus on product design and new technology. Looking forward to working with Linda to turn this platform into an X, everything app.

Following Musk’s message, some users expressed concern over violations of their “freedom of speech”, citing an interview Yacarino had done weeks earlier with the Twitter owner. The Twitter user assumes that Yacarino will push the initiative to limit users’ speech in order to please advertisers.

Musk responded, “I hear your concerns, but don’t judge too quickly. I am adamant in protecting free speech, even if it means losing money.”