Count Tesla CEO Elon Musk as the latest entrant in the #DeleteFacebook movement.
This week, Musk ordered SpaceX and Tesla?s Facebook pages taken down after responding to a Twitter user?s request asking him to do it. In total, both had more than 5 million followers.
I didn’t realize there was one. Will do.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 23, 2018
The #DeleteFacebook campaign is in response to data firm?s Cambridge Analytica?s misuse of data affecting more than 50 million Facebook users, initiating public discourse about the impact of user privacy for political purposes and user privacy violations in general.
Luckily, Facebook-owned Instagram remains in his good graces.
“Instagram’s probably ok [in my opinion], so long as it stays fairly independent,” wrote Musk on Twitter.
In a follow-up tweet, Musk wryly explained deleting the pages.
It’s not a political statement and I didn’t do this because someone dared me to do it. Just don’t like Facebook. Gives me the willies. Sorry.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 24, 2018
In response to Facebook’s troubles, the company has fallen as much as 13 percent with calls for Mark Zuckerberg to testify in front of Congress to explain himself.