The Tesla and SpaceX chief executive said he was thinking of calling the website "Pravda," which stands for "truth" in Russian. Another name option is "You’re Right!" "Going to create a site where the public can rate the core truth of any article and track the credibility score over time of each journalist, editor and publication," Musk tweeted.
Going to create a site where the public can rate the core truth of any article & track the credibility score over time of each journalist, editor & publication. Thinking of calling it Pravda …— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 23 мая 2018 г.
He added he was often compared to the US President Donald Trump, who has made the expression "fake news" a catchphrase. He defended Trump in a series of tweets, saying media lost their credibility.
"Why do you think he got elected in the first place? Because no ones believes you any more. You lost your credibility a long time ago," Musk wrote.
Create a media credibility rating site (that also flags propaganda botnets)— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 23 мая 2018 г.
More than 357,000 Twitter users have voted in a poll on Musk’s account on whether a website like this should be created. Eighty-seven percent said this was a good idea.