Linda Yaccarino, CEO of X, previously known as Twitter, has been speaking on TV about how the company will be censoring tweets.
During a CNBC interview, Yaccarino discussed the demarcation of duties between herself and ELon Musk, however, it is
her stance on the website's content policies that has raised eyebrows.
In clarifying X's approach to moderation, Yaccarino introduced the concept of freedom of speech, not freedom of reach, a policy where users, when posting narratives that are
not in line with approved speech, are labeled, possibly demonetized for that content, and have their visibility reduced on the platform.
She remarked: If it is lawful but it's awful, it's extraordinarily difficult for you to see it. insinuating that even legally permissible content might be obscured if deemed undesirable by the company.
The decisions and comments made by Yaccarino might seem like a strict stance against divisive or hurtful rhetoric but critics may see it as an alarming move away from the ethos of open dialogue and free speech.