Elon Musk Just Deleted His Facebook Pages for SpaceX and Tesla

Elon Musk joins the #DeleteFacebook movement by erasing his pages for SpaceX, SolarCity, and Tesla—dumping over 5 million followers combined.

The action came on Friday after Musk responded to a Twitter user who challenged him to delete his company’s Facebook accounts.

Elon responded with, “what’s Facebook” then, “I didn’t realize there was one. Will do”:

Then another Twitter user told him his Tesla page should be axed too, to which Musk responded, “Definitely. Looks lame anyway”:

About an hour later, the pages were gone:

The #DeleteFacebook movement went viral recently after it was revealed that 50 million users’ personal data had been stolen by Cambridge Analytica—without their consent or knowledge.

Some have speculated that this “data breach” could mark the death of Facebook permanently.

And with the likes of huge influential figures such as Elon Musk jumping on the #DeleteFacebook bandwagon, this may not be just a trend.

Musk later clarified that he had never advertised on Facebook anyway:

Elon then explained that he was to keep his own Instagram account.

He said that the platform is good, as long as it remains independently-run and hopes that Facebook doesn’t meddle with it too much:

In response to the boycott, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerburg said he was, “really sorry that this happened. This was a major breach of trust.”

Although back in 2009, Mark did an interview with the BBC where he promised that he would never sell users private information.

He said:

“This is their information. They own it”

The BBC asked, “And you won’t sell it?”

“No! Of course not.”, he stated.

Mark Zuckerburg Says He’s “sorry”:

Sources:

Yahoo News

Venture Beat

Space.com

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