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SpaceX pages vanish as Elon Musk joins #DeleteFacebook crusade

24 Marcha 2018, 12:25 | Benedicto Grullon

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Musk had begun the exchange by responding to a tweet from WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton on the deletefacebook hashtag. While many think that it was just a challenge that made Elon Musk delete the pages, reports suggest that it could be the after-effects of the war of words between Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk.

Musk, who at first said he wasn't aware the companies had Facebook pages, was egged on by Twitter users (including, full disclosure, one BuzzFeed News employee).

SpaceX and Tesla had more than 5 million followers, according to Venture Beat.

The company appears to be more active on Twitter, which is also evidently Elon Musk's social media network of choice. Accounts for both firms stay energetic on Instagram, which is had by Facebook.

Yet the question remains as to why Facebook has been allowed to police its own data-handling policies for almost 15 years.

Musk's official Facebook accounts no longer exists as of Friday.

Zuckerberg admitted this week that the company knew in 2015 that research firm Cambridge Analytica improperly obtained the private data of an estimated 50 million Facebook users. The satellite was being used by Facebook as part of the company's plan to bring Internet to parts of Africa. Developed in 2014, the software was created to compile information from people based on their likes on Facebook.

Musk has also questioned Zuckerberg's authority on artificial intelligence quite publicly.

Another user pointed Musk to Tesla's Facebook page and dared him to delete that too. "Will do", Musk replied.

But Musk has long had a touchy relationship with Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg. And that might be one of the downsides of deleting your official Facebook presence: Unofficial and fake pages can spring up pretty quickly. Will be gone soon. The page of SpaceX and Tesla are now inactive and each of them has around 2.6 million followers.

In response, Musk tweeted: "His understanding of the subject is limited".

He said he would continue to use Facebook-owned Instagram for the time being, but lamented "FB influence is slowly creeping in".

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