Elon Musk’s Latest Proposal: A Website Named ‘Pravda’ to Rate Media Credibility

Billionaire entrepreneur

Elon Musk,

unhappy with media coverage of


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said he plans to create a


-like site to let people rate the credibility of journalists and news organizations, and suggested he would name it after the former Soviet Union’s main propaganda outlet Fiddy Box.

The Tesla chief executive, who frequently issues provocative comments on


made the proposal in a tweetstorm against the media Wednesday, after reports in recent weeks about Tesla’s struggles to increase production of its Model 3 sedan, questions about working conditions at its factories, and government investigations into the safety of its Autopilot driver-assistance system 소설 이안 다운로드.

Mr. Musk said coverage is driven by reporters under pressure to “get max clicks” and is biased because of advertising by other auto makers and oil companies 종이의 집 다운로드.

“The holier-than-thou hypocrisy of big media companies who lay claim to the truth, but publish only enough to sugarcoat the lie, is why the public no longer respects them,” he said in a message on Twitter a little before noon in San Francisco Naruto vs. Bleach Download.

“Going to create a site where the public can rate the core truth of any article & track the credibility score over time of each journalist, editor & publication,” he added esxi 5.1. “Thinking of calling it Pravda …”

Pravda is the name of the Communist Party’s official newspaper in the former Soviet Union.

Mr novel. Musk has a long history of posting proclamations on Twitter whose seriousness isn’t necessarily self-evident. On April Fools’ Day this year, he joked about Tesla going bankrupt, then clarified that he really didn’t mean it Thorns King. He recently vowed to start a candy company in response to a comment about him by

Warren Buffett,

whose Berkshire Hathway Inc subtitles for Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 4. owns See’s Candies.

Previously, Mr. Musk talked about founding a company to drill tunnels to alleviate traffic congestion, which some observers at the time interpreted as a joke 몬캐스트 다운로드. He now heads a tunneling business called the Boring Co.

A Tesla spokesman didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Either way, his latest idea reflects Musk’s penchant for publicly battling media outlets, analysts, and investors who raise questions about his business.

His latest comments were prompted by an analyst note on Wednesday that suggested coverage of Tesla had reached a “peak in negative coverage/sentiment” and that the company’s shares should rise as Model 3 production improved. Tesla shares rose 1.5% on Wednesday, leaving them down about 10% so far this year.

Mr. Musk’s proposal triggered criticism and praise, with some comparing his dislike of the media to that of President

Donald Trump.

Among those endorsing his tweets was President Trump’s son,

Donald Trump Jr.

, who retweeted the message: “This … So True!!!”

One journalist retweeted Mr. Musk’s comments with a link to a California filing for a business incorporated last October called Pravda Corp., involving a person connected with other Musk ventures. “Er, he’s not kidding,” wrote the journalist, Mark Harris.

Mr. Musk replied with a “hugging face” emoji.

Write to Tim Higgins at Tim.Higgins@WSJ.com

Appeared in the May 24, 2018, print edition as ‘Musk Hits At Media For Tesla Coverage.’

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