Elon Musk simply erased SpaceX’s and Tesla’s Facebook pages.
At initially we believed the Instagram-obsessed billionaire was joking or, as somebody would state, trolling . Musk got himself included in the #DeleteFacebook motion , in the wake of an information personal privacy concern including Cambridge Analytica , and really followed through.
The entire mess started late Friday early morning when Musk reacted to WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton’s tweet from Tuesday:
What’ s Facebook?
— Elon Musk( @elonmusk) March 23, 2018
A joke? We presumed. Then, here’s where things
got insane. This person tweeted this:
Delete SpaceX page on Facebook if you’re the guy?
— ( @serdarsprofile) March 23, 2018
And then Musk responded:
I didn ’ t understand there was one. Will do.
BuzzFeed Press reporter Ryan Mac put on the pressure:
Then press reporter Bryson Masse asked about Tesla:
And Musk consented to erase that a person too:
And, poof! They’re gone. We’re uncertain about the future of the human beings who most likely ran those pages, and we connected for remark from SpaceX and Tesla.
Tesla’s PR agent emailed back,”I ’ ll simply refer you to Elon ’ s tweets today.”
Why would Musk wish to erase his business’Facebook pages? Possibly due to the fact that Musk is still mad about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ‘s “restricted understanding “ of expert system.
But let us not forget that Musk’s rocket as soon as exploded with Zuckerberg’s satellite . Musk’s sensations on the scenario:
Yeah, my fault for being a moron. We did provide a complimentary launch to make up for it and I believe they had some insurance coverage.
— Elon Musk(@elonmusk) March 23, 2018
How does Zuck feel about all this? We connected to Facebook for remark.
UPDATE: March 23, 2018, 2:35 p.m. EDT Elon Musk tweeted that he sees Instagram as”most likely okay”given that it is “relatively independent.” Hey Musk, Instagram is absolutely not .
Instagram ’ s most likely ok imo, so long as it remains relatively independent. I wear ’ t usage FB &never ever have, so put on ’ t believe I ’ m some sort of martyr or my business are taking a substantial blow. We put on ’ t pay or market for recommendations, so … wear ’ t care.
— Elon &Musk( @elonmusk ) March 23, 2018