Read Linda Yaccarino’s message to X employees about Elon Musk’s controversial DealBook interview

X/Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino speaks onstage during Vox Media’s 2023 Code Conference at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel on September 27, 2023 in Dana Point, California.

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Linda Yaccarino sent a memo to employees at

On Wednesday at the DealBook Summit, Musk accused advertisers of “blackmailing” him by pulling ads from the platform after Musk said he agreed with a social media post that accused “Jewish communities” of “hate.” against whites”. Musk’s original comments were condemned by the White House, which criticized Musk for promoting “anti-Semitic and racist hatred.”

“If someone tries to blackmail me with advertising?” X owner and CTO Musk said during the interview. “Blackmail me with money? Go to yourself. Go. F— on yourself. Is that clear?”

In the memo sent Thursday, Yaccarino told employees that the X owner “shared an unmatched and completely unvarnished perspective and vision for the future.”

She urged employees who had not seen the interview: “Please take the time to understand the magnitude and significance of what we are all involved in. Because that’s exactly what I wanted to focus on with you today.”

During the interview, Musk criticized companies like Disney and Apple for ever having their advertising campaigns made on the platform.

Read the full memo below:

Proud to be with YOU at X!

Hello everyone,

Yesterday I posted this about DealBook and the X community was pretty excited about the same topic today. Elon’s interview was candid and profound. He shared an unprecedented and completely unvarnished perspective and vision for the future. If you haven’t seen it yet, please take the time to appreciate the magnitude and significance of what we are all involved in. Because that’s exactly what I wanted to focus on with you today.

We are at one of the most idiosyncratic companies in the world and can do things that have never been done before. X is in a unique constellation of companies that are changing the world – from supporting planetary protection with Tesla’s electric vehicles to exploring new planets with SpaceX to the seamless global connectivity of Starlink and the potential of Changing Lives with Neuralink to responsibly reinterpret the benefits of AGI through xAI.

You are at X because you have the courage and conviction to build and implement the most consequential platform there is. This is truly an enviable position.

Our mission at Our principles have no price and will never be questioned. And no matter how hard they try, we won’t be distracted by side critics who don’t understand our mission.

I am immensely proud to lead this company – with the passionate people and partners of the X-Community and, fortunately, with all of YOU.

As always, if you need me, I’m here for you.

Linda

Regard: Elon Musk to advertisers trying to “blackmail” him.


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