Elon Musk Website May Track Press Credibility

Headline Roundup May 24th, 2018

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, tweeted that he might start a website where "the public can rate the core truth of any article & track the credibility" of journalists and press. Reactions on Twitter and among the press were strong, with many press describing Musk's comments as rants that were self-motivated rather than a benevolent effort to improve the state of the media.

Elon Musk Website May Track Press Credibility

From the Center
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The serial entrepreneur's new project will let the public rate "the core truth" of news articles. Elon Musk is apparently tired of "fake news" or perhaps bad press, so he's creating a new site called Pravda to let the public rate "the core truth" of articles and track credibility scores of journalists, editors and publications.

The interestingly named Pravda, which was also the name of a Russian communist propaganda broadsheet, means "truth" in Russian, and it will be somewhat akin to a Yelp for journalism. Musk, the founder of SpaceX...

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From the Right
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk aired his frustration with the media on Wednesday, issuing a series of tweets calling out the “hypocrisy of big media companies” before floating the idea of starting a website which would allow the public to rate journalists. “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 started out by tweeting.

Musk went on to claim that “journos are under constant pressure to get max...

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From the Left
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OPINION

Elon Musk, the billionaire who has ambitions to colonize Mars and whose companies make electric vehicles and rockets, spent part of his Wednesday criticizing an already beleaguered and much-maligned group of humans on Earth.

Yes, Mr. Musk, 46, the chief executive of SpaceX and Tesla, could not help unloading on the news media — members of which have written articles, especially in recent months, about the many problems that have plagued his companies.

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