Sometimes it is extremely difficult to find truthful information on the Internet. Numerous studies and experience show that fakes find their way across the net much faster.
As IT giants, including Google and Facebook, are grappling with the problem, the billionaire inventor Elon Mask, who among other things known for manufacturing bull caps and flamethrowers, decided to join the battle.
Elon Mask announced the launch of a new site called Pravda (it is ‘truth’ in Russian and the name of once the most powerful Communist daily in the USSR).
“Going to create a site where the public can rate the core of any article. Thinking of calling it Pravda…,” the co-founder and owner of PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla wrote on Twitter.
After the publication of this message, the billionaire entered into a dispute with users who were not encouraged by the appearance of a news resource with a rating of truthfulness.
He advised journalists who doubted the project to write relevant materials so that readers could express their opinion.
“Journos are under constant pressure to get max clicks & earn advertising dollars or get fired,” Musk twitted
It looks like Musk is going to war on journalists, attacking their credibility and honesty with a new relentlessness over the course of more than two dozen tweets.
After months of skirmishes with the media that questioned his company profitability, involving slow pace of Model 3 production and authorities’ probes into the performance of Tesla’s autopilot.
Musk has repeatedly criticized reporting about auto accidents involving his vehicles.
Electrek, a tech website published a story highlighting an auto analyst’s prediction that Tesla stock will eventually rally despite negative coverage that has “dominated news cycles.”
“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.”