Union charges that Elon Musk violated labor law with tweet

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Andrew Hawkins, a transportation reporter for the Verge, lashed out at Musk on Twitter, calling him a "media-baiting Trump figure screaming irrationally about fake news".

Musk has 21.8 million followers on Twitter and has tweeted more than four thousand times since he joined the site in June 2009.

Musk continued along this path, with a dubious tweet about the media's relationship with advertisers from the gas and diesel industry.

The website would be called "Pravda", the Russian word for "truth" and also the name of the official newspaper of the Soviet Union's Communist Party.

But plans to bring back Pravda are not a one-time bluff; work on such a service reportedly dates back to October 2017, and not to Musk's latest friction with financial and automotive media outlets.

Some industry observers have linked the latest tweetstorm to Musk's freakish sales conference call with investors and journalists earlier this month, in which he called questions about Tesla's financial health "boring, boneheaded questions" and proceeded to take multiple questions from an EV-friendly analyst. "Our safety record is 2X better than when plant was UAW & everybody already gets healthcare".

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Ennis also testified that after Foster's arrest, she went home to Louisiana with his jewelry and about $8,000 in cash. In addressing her initial accusations against the 49ers star, Ennis said , "I didn't think it would get this far".

The billionaire has been in the firing recently after a surge of negative stories about Tesla.

"For some reason, this is the best I've felt in a while", Musk, who has built a showman reputation partly through his frank exchanges on social media, tweeted early Thursday, after his comments set off a storm of responses.

UAW charged that Tesla violated the National Labor Relations Act when Musk threatened to take away employee stock options if employees unionized, according to the complaint. Is it just another Musk prank, or is he actually serious about the idea?

Musk urged the media to promote the poll if "they didn't want Pravda to exist", then tweeted again, saying he may call the site "You're Right" instead. "You lost your credibility a long time ago", Musk responded in a tweet.

Mr Musk began his tirade by sharing an analyst's view that negative press reports about production delays and crashes of Tesla vehicles were "increasingly immaterial to the share price".

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