Elon Musk and his legendary companies Tesla and SpaceX have apparently deleted their Facebook pages. The billionaire has supported #DeleteFacebook movement, reiterating that the SpaceX page “will be gone soon” after scandal with Cambridge Analytica last week.
Elon Musk as the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX companies is concerned about the breach the privacy on Facebook, the engineer billionaire seemed to join the #DeleteFacebook wave.
It started when Musk replied to a tweet from earlier in the week from WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton, where he tweeted “It is time. #deletefacebook.” Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion in 2014, making Acton a very rich man.
Friday was a very busy day for Mr Musk who tweeted his intentions to delete the accounts of Tesla and SpaceX from FB, the billionaire even said that SpaceX page will be removed and that he “literally never seen it even once.” Moreover, Elon Musk reminds that Facebook’s influence had started to affect Instagram, the social network’s photo-sharing app.
After such words, Musk followers weren’t too surprised when less than 30 minutes after that tweet, the official Facebook page for SpaceX, along with that of Tesla, deactivated. A Tesla spokesperson declined to comment on the motivation.
#DeleteFacebook movement is spreading among users
Facebook has faced an onslaught of criticism from elected officials, former employees, the press and its own users in the wake of the Observer’s reporting that personal information about 50 million US Facebook users was harvested largely without users’ knowledge or consent and then improperly given to the political consultancy company Cambridge Analytica.
But Musk has long had a touchy relationship with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. They both were involved in the joint project in 2016. A SpaceX rocket carrying a satellite intended for use on his Internet.org project.
“I’m deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX’s launch failure destroyed our satellite,”
Mark wrote after an explosion of the rocket.
Musk also addressed that brouhaha, responding to a reporter’s tweet about the incident: “Yeah, my fault for being an idiot. We did give them a free launch to make up for it and I think they had some insurance.”