Elon Musk, the CEO of electric car company Tesla, is tired of the media and its bad stories. On Twitter over the last week, Musk called the news media a "relentless torrent of hate." This is what he meant by that. Shortly before, the electric car company Tesla made terrible headlines.
Over the last week, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been very angry with the news media. "Why is it so hard to find out what is going on in the world without being bombarded with news that makes you sad and angry?" Musk asked on Twitter.
"Why does the "traditional" media keep putting out a steady stream of hate? How important is this? "As a result of writing, Musk got a lot of responses from fans and other people, including the right-wing populist media group PragerU. This is what happened. She said: "Telling the truth does not fit the business model."
They then had a lively discussion with the commenters, in which he talked about his thoughts and feelings in greater detail: The question: "What is going on in the world that is bad right now?" Most news channels try to answer that question. However, there are some things that Musk does, like write. "It is a big world! Obviously, bad things are going on somewhere at any given time, but focusing on them all the time does not give an accurate picture of what is going on in the world."
Musk has been very critical of the media in the past few years, mostly because they sometimes report on Tesla negatively. Some people said in the comments on Twitter that lousy news "sells better." Musk said he thought the statement was true "to a certain point."
"Is it possible that old habits are hard to break? So rarely do they try to be happy? " Musk did not stop, though.
In the days before these reports, Tesla had made a lot of bad headlines. The New York Post says that a few days ago, the CEO of Tesla called a reporter from the Associated Press news agency a "lobbyist" who had a "lack of integrity" because he had heard about the recall of tens of thousands of Tesla cars. Because of a feature in the cars' "autopilot" software, the cars had to run over stop signs.
An African-American former employee of Tesla had also filed a lawsuit against the company in California. According to the person who works for Tesla, the company lets "rampant acts of racism" happen in its factories. This is what the former employee says in her lawsuit. She says that in 2021, she was the victim of a series of racist acts that were ignored by the automaker until one of her coworkers tossed a "hot tool" at her, racially abused her, and made more racist remarks.
A former Tesla employee won $136.9 million in damages last year after a jury found that he had been exposed to a racially charged work environment. These are not Tesla's first accusations of racism.