The announcement of Linda Yaccarino as the brand new Twitter CEO introduced derision from individuals on each the left and the best of the political spectrum. In 2018, whereas Donald Trump was nonetheless president, he appointed Yaccariono to the President’s Council on Sports activities, Health, and Diet. The previous NBCUniversal advert chief’s ties to Trump upset a sure sect of Twitter customers. “New Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino is a former Trump appointee who follows insurrectionists and right-wing conspiracy accounts and likes their tweets,” one particular person tweeted. “She’s MAGA by means of and thru. The protection of her ought to mirror that truth.”
Outrage was not restricted to left-leaning Twitter. Many identified that Yaccarino was additionally the chairman of the World Financial Discussion board’s Taskforce. This was a degree of competition for right-leaning Twitter customers. “I hope it is a actually dangerous joke however that is reportedly the brand new Twitter CEO. Professional-mask, [pro-vax], and a participant in The World Financial Discussion board,” one wrote. “I had joked earlier that AOC was the brand new CEO of Twitter. Sadly, I’d’ve most popular her over Linda,” one other added whereas expressing considerations over the CEO’s ties to the World Financial Discussion board.
In the meantime, not everyone took challenge with Yaccarino’s appointment. There have been some who believed that she might convey bipartisanship to the customarily politically-charged social media platform. “She [exists] between each worlds. She has assisted Donald Trump and Joe Biden with out bias,” one particular person wrote.