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Update: Elon Musk has confirmed that Linda Yaccarino will become the CEO of Twitter.

Elon Musk, via a recent Twitter post, announced that a yet-to-be-named woman is set to replace him as Twitter’s CEO in about six weeks. In parallel, Musk will take up the dual roles of executive chair and chief technology officer, overseeing product, software, and sysops.

Although Musk did not directly name his successor, the Wall Street Journal suggested that Linda Yaccarino, NBCUniversal’s head of advertising, was being considered for the position, citing sources familiar with the matter.

The news comes following a Twitter poll conducted by Musk himself in December, where the majority of respondents voted for the Tesla CEO to resign from the helm of the social media platform. Musk, who is also the leader of the space exploration company SpaceX, acquired Twitter for $44bn last year and initiated a series of major alterations. These changes included significant layoffs affecting approximately 80 percent of the workforce, more lenient moderation standards, and introducing a paid service known as “Twitter Blue.”


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