New York (EFE).- The main executive of X (new name of Twitter) below Elon Musk, Linda Yaccarino, said this Thursday in her first interview after her appointment in June that hate content on the network will not disappear while remain legal, although it will be more difficult to see and therefore to share.
Interviewed by the economic chain CNBC, Yaccarino said she agreed with Elon Musk in an almost absolute vision of freedom of expression, and explained that the network now has “zero tolerance” for everything that is illegal, but specified that it is different when it comes to of something “bad but legal” (awful but lawful, in English pun).
In these cases -he specified- the person is labeled in a certain way, and that label prevents them from sharing that content because it is “de-amplified”, which makes it difficult for it to be seen, and this is also important from an economic point of view, since those content will never appear next to advertiser brands.
This detail is not trivial, since some important companies such as Visa and Coca-Cola abandoned Twitter so as not to appear next to the “toxic” content, which will now supposedly be much more difficult.
Twitter staff reduction
On the other hand, Yaccarino confirmed that Twitter’s total workforce is 1,500 people, that is, less than a quarter of the 8,000 that there were when Musk took control of the company in October last year, and said that the cuts were “a much-needed exercise in discipline.”
Regarding his relationship with Musk as the owner of the network, and given his reputation for personally intervening in all his businesses, Yaccarino assured that he has complete “autonomy” in his work.
“My role and Elon’s role are very clear,” he explained. Elon works on accelerating the new brand (X) and on (imagining) the future, and I am responsible for the rest, that is, running the company, whether it is the partners, the legal, the sales or the finances”, he said.