Elon Musk deletes his Facebook account and SpaceX and Tesla accounts

The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, has never been a subtle character when it comes to expressing opinions about the reality of the technological world, such as when he said that Artificial Intelligence could destroy humanity.

Elon Musk deletes his Facebook account and SpaceX and Tesla accounts

Elon Musk deletes his Facebook account and SpaceX and Tesla accounts

Now, the businessman has eliminated Tesla’s Facebook pages, SpaceX, and his own, in response to a challenge from his Twitter followers. That are currently protesting on social networks about the scandal involving Cambridge Analytica’s misuse of 50 million US Facebook user data.

In fact, since this case came to light, Facebook has been under constant attack and criticism, like that of former NSA analyst Edward Snowden. Who said the company was not a social network but a surveillance company.

It was also revealed that countries such as Israel and Brazil are calling the company to account for the way in which they treat users’ private data. In fact, Facebook has already received a couple of fines for breaching data privacy laws, the last of which was on March 15.

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Now, through the hashtag #DeleteFacebook, a real movement has been created on Twitter that continues to gain followers. And the fact that such an influential character as Musk has joined the voices of these users continues to sink Mark Zuckerberg’s company.

After a user urged Musk to delete his Facebook profile, the businessman decided to remove his account and that of his companies. That was verified by various media on the Internet. Tesla and SpaceX fans on Facebook totaled 2 million between them, a significant number within the platform.


However, the accounts of Elon Musk and his companies at Instagram, also owned by Facebook, continue to function normally. And according to a recent tweet from the entrepreneur, will not be deleted.

For its part, since information about the massive misuse of private user data became public, Facebook has lost the considerable market value of up to US$53 billion. Even after Mark Zuckerberg publicly apologized through CNN and promised to investigate the incident.