Furious over the bad press his electric vehicle manufacturing plant has received, Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday night threatened to start a Yelp-like service for people to rate journalists and editors on credibility.
Then, things took a turn as Musk swerved hard into "big media" in a tirade that seemed to be on the verge of playing the "Fake News!" card. In a series of tweets, Musk said that he is thinking of creating a website that would rate journalists based on their credibility.
In addition, Musk blamed the media for "being under constant pressure to get max clicks & earn advertising dollars or get fired".
At this point we should note that Pravda, the longtime official newspaper of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and now a Russian news website of the same name, is already a registered trademark in multiple countries and across several internet domain suffixes.
In retaliation, Musk tweeted about his decision to launch Pravda to let the audience themselves rate the core truth of any article along with assigning a credibility score to journalists, editors and publications. He ridiculed representatives of Wall Street's biggest banks asking for more details on how Tesla would meet promises to build more Model 3 sedans and generate cash in the second half of the year. But why pay union dues & give up stock options for nothing? "Our safety record is 2X better than when the plant was UAW and everybody already gets healthcare", he said in his tweet.
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In October, the UAW filed yet another complaint with the NLRB accusing Tesla of firing 400 workers who supported the union's campaign. He said he might call this website, "Pravda".
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has drawn flak for reportedly threatening employees who wanted to join the United Auto Workers (UAW) union.
According to Tesla, said Bloomberg, the tweet was meant to point out that members of the union who work for other automakers don't receive stock options.
On a larger scale, Musk's latest tweetstorm is the latest in a pattern of increasingly erratic behavior on Twitter.
A series of fiery Tesla auto crashes and executive departures have also anxious investors.