Chris Mills reports: As of Friday afternoon, the Facebook pages for Tesla and SpaceX are no longer online, a move that appears to have been taken after Elon Musk was questioned on Twitter. The move appears to be a response to the #DeleteFacebook trend started by WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton, who has publicly called for brands and individuals to delete their Facebook pages following revelations about the Cambridge Analytica data breach.
Late Friday morning, Musk replied to a days-old tweet by Acton that calls for people to delete their Facebook accounts. Musk just said “What’s Facebook,” without providing any more details. When a Twitter user commented saying that he should pull SpaceX’s Facebook page down, Musk replied with:
I didn’t realize there was one. Will do.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 23, 2018
However, it seems like Instagram, which Musk uses heavily to share photos of Tesla, SpaceX, and Boring Company, is still OK for now. In a follow-up tweet, Musk said … (read more)