Elon Musk Deletes Space X And Tesla Facebook Pages Following Recent Controversy

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Elon Musk deleted the Facebook pages for SpaceX and Tesla after recent controversy regarding the Cambridge Analytica data breach, Business Insider reports.

Following news of Cambridge Analytica’s abuse of Facebook profile data and Mark Zuckerberg’s convenient ignorance, Elon Musk decided to take a stand and participate in the #DeleteFacebook trend taking the internet by storm. (RELATED: Cambridge Analytica Is Not The Problem. Google And Facebook ARE The Problem)

Although Musk appears to have been unaware of the existence of both Facebook pages before the controversy, he was quick to delete them upon the request of his Twitter followers.

WhatsApp co-founder and billionaire Brian Acton recently tweeted, “It is time. #deletefacebook.”

Musk replied to Acton’s tweet Friday afternoon with, “What’s Facebook?”

A follower then replied to Musk’s question: “Delete SpaceX page on Facebook if you’re the man?”

“I didn’t realize there was one. Will do,” Musk responded.

Musk apparently really wanted to prove that he is, indeed, the man, because just a few hours later, the official Facebook pages for SpaceX and Tesla were both permanently deleted from the social media network. Musk and Acton are two of the first high-profile names in tech to speak out about Facebook’s embarrassing predicament, which has lost the company billions in stock value over the past week.