"We can't have willy-nilly proliferation of fake news, that's crazy," Musk said. "You can't have more types of fake news than real news. That's allowing public deception to go unchecked. That's crazy."
The full interview will air during the Friday, April 13 episode of CBS This Morning, which airs from 7 to 9 a.m. ET. (CNET is published by CBS Interactive, a unit of CBS.)
Musk's comments come as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces about the Cambridge Analytica scandal.