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Elon Musk Deletes Facebook Pages Of Tesla, SpaceX After Challenged On Twitter
Verified Facebook pages of Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX and electric carmaker Tesla Inc disappeared on Friday, minutes after the Silicon Valley billionaire promised on Twitter to take down the pages when challenged by users. Photo: Reuters file

Elon Musk Deletes Facebook Pages Of Tesla, SpaceX After Challenged On Twitter

Verified Facebook pages of Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX and electric carmaker Tesla Inc disappeared on Friday, minutes after the Silicon Valley billionaire promised on Twitter to take down the pages when challenged by users.
“Delete SpaceX page on Facebook if you’re the man?” a user tweeted to Tesla ChiefExecutive Musk.

His response: “I didn’t realize there was one. Will do.”

Facebook pages of SpaceX and Tesla, which had millions of followers, are no longer accessible.
Musk had begun the exchange by responding to a tweet from WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton on the #deletefacebook tag.
The hashtag gained prominence after the world’s largest social network upset users by mishandling data, which ended up in the hands of Cambridge Analytica – a political consultancy that worked on US President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign.
“What’s Facebook?” Musk tweeted.
Many users also urged the billionaire to delete the profiles of his companies on Facebook’s photo-sharing app Instagram.
“Instagram’s probably ok … so long as it stays fairly independent,” Musk responded.
“I don’t use FB & never have, so don’t think I’m some kind of martyr or my companies are taking a huge blow. Also, we don’t advertise or pay for endorsements, so … don’t care.”

News (REUTERS & Times of india)