Elon Musk Deletes Facebook Pages Of SpaceX, Tesla, SolarCity, And Hyperloop


The newest addition to the #deletefacebook movement is technology entrepreneur Elon Musk. He has expressed his discomfort at the Cambridge Analytica revelations by deleting the Facebook pages of his companies Tesla, SpaceX, and others.

This development unfolded in an interesting manner on Twitter. We’ve already told you about WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton’s tweet that urged the people to delete their Facebook accounts. Elon Musk jumped into the discussion and replied, “What’s Facebook?”

Further, a Twitter user challenged Musk to get rid of his SpaceX Facebook account. A reporter at The Wire roped in and mentioned the same about Tesla.

In the thread, Musk later said that it was the first time he had seen either Facebook accounts. “One on the left looks official. Will be gone soon,” he added.

Soon after this exchange, the Facebook pages of his multiple brands disappeared from Facebook. It included SpaceX, Tesla, SolarCity, and Hyperloop.

This boycott is even more interesting, given Musk’s past relationship with Facebook. In September, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket with a Facebook satellite exploded on launchpad. Following that, Facebook has put its space broadband internet plans on hold. In another incident in the past, Musk has trolled Zuckerberg and called his understanding of artificial intelligence “limited.”

After this public display of displeasure, it’d be interesting to see how Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg’s relationship turn out to be in future.

Just in case you’re wondering, Musk continues to use Instagram. He loves the photo-based social network and is heavily active on the platform. In another tweet, he said that Instagram is probably okay as long as it remains fairly independent. Well, Instagram has its own set of problems and creepy tracking issues and it’s the subject of another article.

Also Read: 8 Best Facebook Alternatives With Focus On Privacy For 2018
Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
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