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Elon Musk Delete's Tesla & Space X's Facebook Pages

March 23, 2018 - 3:54 pm

In the wake of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica controversy, many users have taken to Twitter encouraging celebrities and companies to delete their Facebook accounts. 

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk removed both companies Facebook pages following interactions with his fans on Twitter. When combined, the pages had a little over 5 million likes.

The pages removal followed a flurry of tweets that started with a tweet from Signal's Brain Action that lead to Twitter user @serdarsprofile challenging Musk to remove SpaceX's facebook page. "I didn't realize there was one. Will do," Musk replied:

Shortly after the SpaceX facebook page became inactive.

Twitter user @Bryson_M then reminded Musk that Tesla also had a Facebook page asking if that, "should be deleted too right?". "Definitely. Looks lame anyway," Musk tweeted back. 

Musk also removed the Facebook page for Solar City, a subsidiary of Tesla.

SpaceX, Tesla, and Solar City all are still active on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, despite Musk's anti-Facebook stance.