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Scoop: X CEO Linda Yaccarino meets with lawmakers ahead of first congressional hearing

Sara Fischer Article X CEO
Thought Leader: Sara Fischer
January 27, 2024
Source: Axios
Written by: Sara Fischer

X CEO Linda Yaccarino has been making the rounds on Capitol Hill ahead of her first-ever congressional testimony next week.

Why it matters: The hearing, which will focus on Big Tech’s efforts to protect children from sexual exploitation online, marks the first opportunity Yaccarino has to position X as a leader on an issue.

Details: Yaccarino met with more than half a dozen bipartisan members of the Senate, including Sen. Marsha Blackburn, last week, a source told Axios.

Of note: Minors ages 13-17 account for less than 1% of the platform’s U.S. daily users, per X’s announcement.

The big picture: The hearing and Capitol Hill visits serve as an important opportunity for Yaccarino to educate Washington on X’s policy efforts under Musk as its owner.

What to watch: Yaccarino will share the stand with several other Big Tech CEOs Wednesday, including Discord CEO Jason Citron, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel and TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew.

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