May 23, 2018 - Energy & Environment

Elon Musk wants to create website to rate media's credibility

After expressing frustration with the media (and incorrectly implying most journalism is influenced by advertisers,) Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggested he may create a website where people can rate reporters and outlets' credibility — and he might be serious, according to a business registration document from October 2017.

Why it matters: Executives in Silicon Valley — and beyond — have had a difficult relationship with the media's critical coverage of their ambitions, and comments like Musk's can be especially harmful as journalists face unprecedented hostility from government officials and others in power.

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