WASHINGTON – Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk gained the support Thursday of more than half a million people on Twitter for plans to create a website evaluating journalists’ credibility, spurred by his frustration over media reports about the electric carmaker.Musk made his proposals in a tweet linking to posts on auto blogging site Electrek that criticized recent coverage of crashes of Tesla cars and pricing.“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,” Musk wrote.“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. Thinking of calling it Pravda …,” he tweeted.He followed that up with a series of tweets arguing that “sanctimonious” journalists were driven by constant pressure to generate clicks and earn advertising.An associate of Musk’s registered Pravda Corp. with the state of California in October, according to public records. The president of that company is also listed as the president of another company of Musk’s, Neuralink, which is working to link human brains with computers. After a reporter… Read full this story
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