SpaceX and Tesla facebook pages with a combined like of over 5million was recently deleted by company owner Elon Musk after he was dared to do so during a conversation on twitter with fans. Musk had claimed that he never knew his companies had accounts on Facebook .This prompted one follower to screengrab the pages to show him and Mr Musk claimed he was seeing them for the first time.
The deletion came after a conversation in which Mr Musk responded to a post by WhatsApp’s co-founder that called on people to delete Facebook. “What’s Facebook?” Mr Musk wrote.
One of his followers replied to say: “Delete SpaceX page on Facebook if you’re the man?”
Mr Musk said he would take up the dare. And soon after, the pages of both of his companies had disappeared.
Mr Musk has also suggested in another tweet that he may soon stop using Instagram which he uses most times to give updates pictures/videos on the activities of his companies.
When he posted a link to one of those posts, a follower replied to say that he should be aware that Instagram is owned by Facebook – to which Mr Musk replied: “Yeah, it’s borderline. FB influence is slowly creeping in”.