Musk Filed for Pravda Business Months Before Scorning the Media

(Bloomberg) -- If state filings are any guide, Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk wasn’t joking about setting up a site that would enable news consumers to evaluate the veracity of media reports.

“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,” the chief executive officer wrote Wednesday on Twitter. “Thinking of calling it Pravda...”

Pravda means “truth” in Russian and was the name of the official newspaper of the former Soviet Union. The California Secretary of State’s website shows a Pravda Corp. was registered in October in Delaware. The filing agent and the address listed -- 216 Park Road, Burlingame, California -- are identical to the name and location used for at least two other Musk entities: brain-computer interface startup Neuralink Corp. and tunnel-digging company Boring Co.

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