Billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk launched another Twitter tirade on Wednesday, this time aimed at the media’s coverage of his electric car company, Tesla.
Musk took ‘big media companies’ to task in a series of tweets, saying the public doesn’t respect them anymore because of their ‘holier-than-thou hypocrisy’ and because they ‘claim to the truth, but publish only enough to sugarcoat the lie’.
After a reporter from the Verge retorted by calling him a ‘media-bating Trump figure,’ Musk sharply replied by saying President Donald Trump was elected because no one believes the media anymore.
He rounded out the spectacle by saying that he plans to create a site called ‘Pravda’, a reference to the state-run Russian news agency, where people can rate journalists.
Specifically, they’d be able to rate the ‘core truth of any article and track the credibility score over time of each journalist, editor and publication,’ according to Musk.
In a separate tweet, Musk agreed with it being akin to a ‘Yelp for journalists’.
‘If you’re in media and don’t want Pravda to exist, write an article telling your readers to vote against it,’ he added.