Elon Musk Deleted SpaceX and Tesla Facebook Pages !!
SpaceX and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk supported the call to #DeleteFacebook on Friday morning, and the Facebook pages of his two most illustrious companies quickly disappeared (SpaceX and Tesla )
Musk was not the first prominent name in technology to line up against Facebook in the wake of the widening Cambridge Analytica controversy. WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton — who sold his messaging service to Facebook for $21.8 billion in 2014 — encouraged users Tuesday to shut down their accounts.
The pages for SpaceX and Tesla were down by 9:45 a.m. Pacific.
I didn’t realize there was one. Will do.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 23, 2018
Although SpaceX’s website still listed a link to its Facebook account, the link led to an error page that said the content wasn’t available. Tesla’s Facebook page showed a similar error message.
Musk’s Instagram account, however, has so far survived the purge. Instagram was acquired by Facebook in 2012. Musk tweeted Friday that Instagram was “probably ok” as long as it “stays fairly independent.”
“I don’t use FB [Facebook] & never have, so don’t think I’m some kind of martyr or my companies are taking a huge blow,” he tweeted. “Also, we don’t advertise or pay for endorsements, so … don’t care.”
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