He previously called the media “a click-hunting machine disguised as a truth-hunting machine.”
Musk, who is currently in a legal battle with Twitter following the scrapping of a $44 billion takeover deal, wrote in a recent tweet: “Of course, it’s hard to find a news source that’s accurate, up-to-date, and not completely depressing!”
“Old school versions” Economist and Jon Stewart Daily Show/Colbert Report were great,” he added.
He further tweeted, “Maybe Twitter can be that (source).”
The follower responded: “Actually, it’s the general hope, but Twitter makes bots.”
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Last month, Musk criticized a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report that allegedly exposed his alleged relationship with the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Nicole Shanahan, which the Tesla CEO vehemently denied.
The WSJ report claimed that “Musk had a brief affair with Sergey Brin’s wife last fall, prompting the Google co-founder to file for divorce earlier this year and ending a long friendship of tech billionaires.”
Musk later criticized the paper for linking him to Shanahan, saying she should sue the WSJ for falsely reporting that she had a brief affair with him last December when she was separated from Brin.
Tesla’s CEO also said reputation-killing attacks have reached a new level this year, but “all the articles mean nothing.”
He expressed dissatisfaction with the unwanted media attention he is getting these days, calling it “super lame”.
The world’s richest man also said that “interaction with almost all Twitter accounts seems to be much lower lately.”
He filed a counterclaim against Twitter as part of an ongoing legal dispute that will begin on October 17 and last five days.