Elon Musk Responded to WhatsApp Co-founder’s Tweet, “What’s Facebook?”

Following the #deletefacebook movement on twitter, technology entrepreneur Elon Musk has expressed his discomfort at the Cambridge Analytica revelations by deleting the Facebook pages of his companies Tesla, SpaceX, and others which were followed by over 5 million users.

In response to WhatsApp co-founder Brian’s tweet that urged the people to delete their Facebook accounts, Elon Musk replied saying “What’s Facebook?”

A Twitter user further challenged Elon Musk to get rid of his SpaceX Facebook account and another reporter at The Wire joined the thread asking Musk to delete Tesla official page too and he did, really.

Musk later said in the thread that, it was the first time he had seen either Facebook accounts. “One on the left looks official. Will be gone soon,” he added.

This boycott is even more interesting, given Musk’s past relationship with Facebook. In September, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket with a Facebook satellite exploded on launchpad. Following that, Facebook has put its space broadband internet plans on hold. In another incident in the past, Musk has trolled Zuckerberg and called his understanding of artificial intelligence “limited.”

After this public display of displeasure, it’d be interesting to see how Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg’s relationship turn out to be in future.

Just in case you’re wondering, Musk continues to use Instagram. He loves the photo-based social network and is heavily active on the platform. In another tweet, he said that Instagram is probably okay as long as it remains fairly independent. Well, Instagram has its own set of problems and creepy tracking issues and it’s the subject of another article.

Sources: Source 1, Source 2

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