Posted on March 26, 2018 by staff

Elon Musk deletes Tesla and SpaceX Facebook pages


Elon Musk has joined the #deleteFacebook movement after taking down the official pages for his Tesla and SpaceX companies.

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton sent a tweet in which he called on people to delete their Facebook accounts, to which Musk responded with: “What’s Facebook?”.

The billionaire entrepreneur was then challenged to take down SpaceX and Tesla’s Facebook pages, which had 2.5 million followers each.

Musk claimed that he “didn’t realise” that either brand had a Facebook page and said that both would “be gone soon”.

Both profiles had disappeared within minutes.

The #deleteFacebook movement emerged after data firm Cambridge Analyica was accused of obtaining personal data belonging to approximately 50 million users without their consent.