What’s Up, Elon: Musk Wants to Rate Journalists on Site ‘Pravda’ + 3 More Hot News To Know This Week

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Nexter.org keeps in touch with the latest hot news and announcements from the most famous tech inventor and entrepreneur  – Elon Musk. Here’s what you might have missed.

Fighting ‘fake news’

Elon Musk is more successful in fighting ‘fake news’ than Trump. On Wednesday afternoon, he went on Twitter criticizing the media for allegedly publishing lies. At one point, he tweeted that he plans to start a site called “Pravda” that would rate the credibility of news organizations.

The name choice is actually even weirder than the news itself. “Pravda” is the name of a Russian newspaper that served as the official newspaper of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Although it launched in the early 20th century, its mission in later decades was to be the mouthpiece for Vladimir Lenin and then Joseph Stalin.

“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 wrote earlier.

Musk’s tweet received a reply from Verge reporter Andrew J. Hawkins, who called Musk a “media-baiting Trump figure.”

“Thought you’d say that,” Musk replied. “Anytime anyone criticizes the media, the media shrieks ‘You’re just like Trump!’ 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.”

According to Musk, the problem with the media was that journalists were under pressure to draw attention to their stories and bring their publications advertising dollars.

Tesla Model X crash test

To prove that Tesla cares about the safety of its drivers, the company publish a of Model X crash tests. This is the first time Tesla has released an internal footage to show how safe Model X is during rollover test.

Tesla Model Y release date

Elon Musk has provided more details about when the Tesla Model Y sports utility vehicle may debut. In the early hours of Thursday morning on Twitter, Musk responded to a question from a user about when the cheaper version of the Model X may debut.

The CEO initially suggested that the car would debut on March 15, only to follow up by explaining that it was a reference to the Ides of March. Instead, the company could unveil in a launch window of around “anytime from late this year to mid next year.”

SpaceX’s climate change satellite launch

CEO Elon Musk shared images on Twitter from the company’s launch hours after lift-off, the ninth this year and a strong sign SpaceX will break its previous annual record of 18 launches last year.

The two $521 million Grace-FO satellites are part of a joint project between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the German Research Centre for Geosciences. The satellites will fly over areas of higher and lower mass, measuring the changes in the pull of gravity by checking whether the distance between the two satellites has changed because of a stronger pull on one satellite. The team uses the data to monitor changes in water storage and glaciers over time, as the changes in mass will indicate rapidly moving water.


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