Hardly a day goes by when people do not criticize Facebook for a variety of reasons. Recently, Sacha Baron Cohen, an English actor, and comedian took to Twitter to criticize Mark Zuckerberg.
What’s more, is that Elon Musk later backed Baron Cohen’s tweet by pulling the guns on Zuckerberg.
Sacha Baron Cohen took out his frustration on Facebook by tweeting, “We don’t let 1 person control the water for 2.5 billion people. We don’t let 1 person control electricity for 2.5 billion people. Why do we let 1 man control the information seen by 2.5 billion people? Facebook needs to be regulated by governments, not ruled by an emperor!”
We don’t let 1 person control the water for 2.5 billion people.
We don’t let 1 person control electricity for 2.5 billion people.
Why do we let 1 man control the information seen by 2.5 billion people?
Facebook needs to be regulated by governments, not ruled by an emperor! pic.twitter.com/o4hNRFNpgt
— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) February 5, 2020
If Baron Cohen’s tweet wasn’t enough to ruin Zuckerberg’s day, then Elon Musk’s reply to Baron Cohen saying we should delete Facebook because “it’s lame” must have served the purpose.
#DeleteFacebook It’s lame
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 8, 2020
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Of course, a simple tweet from renowned people like Elon Musk and Sacha Baron Cohen was enough to spark a debate on Twitter.
Most people on Twitter went on to agree with both of them that everyone should delete Facebook if it doesn’t go in the government’s hands.
However, some people stood their ground against the idea that a company started by one man should be taken over by the government.
Wow, as soon as someone starts an industry nobody else had the vision to do and makes a massive success of it, up pops people claiming it should be in the hands of government
— Rory Cowan (@1rorycowan) February 8, 2020
It is not the first time that Sacha Baron Cohen and Elon Musk are voicing concerns against Facebook. Last year in November, Baron Cohen said in one of his speeches that Facebook is the “greatest propaganda machine in history.”
Also, in 2018, Elon Musk deleted all the Facebook pages for his companies and tweeted that he “just don’t like Facebook. Gives me the willies. Sorry.”