Elon Musk Deletes Facebook Pages of Tesla and SpaceX

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Elon Musk has taken down both Tesla and SpaceX's pages following the #deletefacebook movement that was sparked by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which has caused Facebook's market capitalisation to plummet by $58bn.

Elon Musk tweeted Friday that he would delete the Facebook pages for SpaceX and Tesla, then he did.

Musk responded to the tweet saying that he "didn't realise" that his SpaceX brand had a Facebook page.

After at first - presumably in jest - denying knowledge of Facebook, Musk on Friday was asked by another user whether he would delete the SpaceX Facebook page. It all started when WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton posted a succinct call-to-action: "It is time".

The company appears to be more active on Twitter, which is also evidently Elon Musk's social media network of choice. In subsequent tweets, Musk said he wasn't aware that both the companies had Facebook pages and will be deleted shortly. All that remained were "Sorry, this content isn't available right now" messages. "But we also made mistakes, there's more to do, and we need to step up and do it".

When other users urged him to delete related Instagram accounts, Musk said that the photo-sharing platform was "probably okay" as long as it "stays fairly independent" from Facebook, its owner. The Tesla Facebook page was pulled minutes later.

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Musk went on to tweet that he's never used Facebook.

"I think it's a clear signal that this is a major trust issue for people, and I understand that", he continued.

Musk has had run-ins with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the past. When Sonos announced on Friday that it would suspend advertising on Facebook for a week, Musk replied, "Wow, a whole week". Paypal would later be sold to Ebay for US$1.5 billion, making Elon Musk a millionaire several times over.

The social media giant, Facebook seems to be taking a huge blow at its credibility after a number of allegations were levelled against it over millions of users' data leak and with famous personalities bidding adieu to Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook didn't help it either. "His understanding of the subject is limited".

Zuckerberg revealed some disappointment after a SpaceX rocket took off on a Florida launch pad in 2016, ruining a satellite that Facebook was intending to utilize.

Information from Bloomberg News was included in this report.

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