Musk deletes Facebook pages amid privacy row

Musk deletes Facebook pages amid privacy row

Elon Musk has deleted the official Fb pages for his SpaceX and Tesla manufacturers amid issues over the safety of the social community.

The tech billionaire claimed he was unaware the pages even existed earlier than he responded to a request on Twitter to deactivate them.

The Tesla CEO’s very personal Elon Musk web page has additionally been eliminated within the act of digital cleaning, which comes as Fb boss Mark Zuckerberg faces questions over his dealing with of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
The SpaceX and Tesla pages had greater than 2.6m likes every earlier than they had been taken down.

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The Tesla web page had greater than 2.6m likes earlier than it was taken down

Responding to a Twitter’s consumer plea for him to delete his Fb accounts, Musk tweeted: “What’s Fb?”
One other consumer then intervened with: “Delete SpaceX web page on Fb when you’re the person?”
Musk replied: “I did not realise there was one. Will do.”

Later, the billionaire mentioned Tesla’s Fb web page appeared “lame”, including that Instagram, which is owned by Fb, was “borderline” however his corporations would proceed to make use of it.

I didn’t notice there was one. Will do.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 23, 2018

He mentioned: “Instagram’s in all probability okay imo [in my opinion], as long as it stays pretty impartial.
“I do not use FB & by no means have, so do not suppose I am some form of martyr or my corporations are taking an enormous blow. Additionally, we do not promote or pay for endorsements, so…do not care.”
The #deletefacebook marketing campaign has picked up help within the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, wherein info from hundreds of thousands of Fb profiles was allegedly harvested by the UK political consultancy agency.

Fb has seen $37bn (£26bn) wiped off its worth over the claims, that are being investigated by the UK’s Data Commissioner in addition to European authorities.
Mr Zuckerberg mentioned he was “open” to testifying earlier than the US Congress after admitting it was “clearly a mistake” to belief Cambridge Analytica in 2015 when it mentioned it could delete the information it had gained from Fb.

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