Elon Musk Removes Tesla And SpaceX Facebook Pages

While quibbling on Twitter with some of his followers, Elon Musk was dared to remove his companies’ Facebook pages after asking “What’s Facebook?” – so he promptly did just that.

According to The Verge, his question was a response to WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton’s tweet that contained a #deletefacebook hashtag. After that, he was dared to delete SpaceX’s page if he was “the man”. Musk said that he wasn’t even aware of its existence and that it would “be gone soon”.

Then someone else dared him to delete Tesla’s page, too; and the entrepreneur agreed to do it, commenting that “it looked lame anyway”.

So, the two pages were dully removed from Facebook despite having nearly 2.6 million followers each – and for good measure, Musk also deleted SolarCity’s page, too.

Now, it’s impossible to believe that Musk was really not aware of Facebook; he was probably just trolling, and when he was challenged, he felt like he had to prove that he, indeed, was “the man”.

As for Facebook, it probably didn’t do it much good, especially since it came amidst accusations that the social media platform let Cambridge Analytica, a consulting company that worked in Donald Trump’s election campaign, to collect personal data from 50 million users without their consent in order to target them specifically for the upcoming elections.

At least Musk didn’t delete his companies’ Instagram accounts. Maybe he will, though, if someone challenges him again…

  • LWOAP

    …..and? This hardly qualifies as news.

    Ah, whatever, just throw up another Tesla drag racing video and call it a day.

    • DMax

      This is better news than CNN parroting about Russia collusion or Stormy Daniels.

      • Matt

        lol ‘…but CNN!’.

    • Exactly, thanks to him. Non automotive news like SpaceX or Elon takes a dump become a news.

  • Harry Nimmergut

    I think it qualifies as news. Probably the only thing Elon’s done in a while that I respect. Facebook is beyond a mess and either needs to go away or be fixed FOR REAL. Probably the former.

  • Good. Facebook removed a page of mine with over 1 million followers without any prior notice to indicate that something was wrong with the page. Many years of work down the drain. Hope Facebook learns a lesson with this scandal, they have no respect for their users which contribute all the content, as they have nothing except an empty skeleton.

  • GobbleUp

    FB is a huge scam for data. End it.

    • Status

      It’s not truly a scam if you agreed in their EULA (and subsequent EULAs with each update) to endlessly supply FB with your consumer/user data. Deep in EULA is a requirement from you to tell FB the detail of your life as it unfolds, and they could sue in a civil case to reveal publicly that information (although I don’t know if such a case has ever been executed).

      In all, you win by never using FB in the first place, and even then they know enough about you tangentially to make a forensic consumer profile, but not a complete one.

  • Six_Tymes

    fu fb

  • N1

    Maybe someone should challenge him to return the taxpayers’ money?

  • He’s the man,

    Much as I have my reservations about his brands I have no doubt of this man’s marketing & overall entrepreneurial ingenuity.

  • smartacus

    Fakebook needs to meet its demise.
    those 2-jays: Fckerberg and Cheryl Sandberg
    have done so much harm to the country already!
    They should be in jail.

  • Kate E

    He’s just accelerating bankruptcies of his companies

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