Jun 13, 2023
Twitter to be 'most accurate real-time info source', Yaccarino says
The new boss of social media firm Twitter, Linda Yaccarino, has outlined her plans for "Twitter 2.0.", after taking over from Elon Musk a week ago. Since Mr Musk bought Twitter last year, it has faced criticism over its approach to tackling disinformation. In a series of tweets, which was also emailed to employees, Ms Yaccarino echoed Mr Musk's goal, that Twitter must transform the "Global town square". Mr Musk, who is a self-described "Free speech absolutist", has criticised Twitter's policies on moderating content, arguing that it needed to be a genuine forum for free speech. Since buying Twitter last year for $44bn, Mr Musk had been under pressure to find someone to lead the firm so that he could focus on his other businesses, which include electric carmaker Tesla and rocket firm SpaceX. On 12 May, Mr Musk, who recently reclaimed the title of the world's richest person, announced that Ms Yaccarino would succeed him as the chief executive of Twitter in six weeks time.
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