Elon Musk Deletes Space X and Tesla Facebook Pages

Musk has always been a bit of a troll online. Remember his $50 million bet he won with the giant battery for South Australia? Exactly. LAD.

Well, in the light of recent events with the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Musk has one again surprised the world by deleting the Space V and Tesla Facebook pages. Not that he needs them though, his brands are pretty well known in the world now.

But why did he do this? I’m betting it’s a troll, but it also could be to prove a point. Facebook haven’t exactly kept a clean reputation over these past few weeks that the Cambridge Analytica Scandal has come to light, and they may be taking some initiative to separate themselves from the social media giant entirely.

Musk isn’t the only one taking a stand though. Sonos earlier this week pulled their advertising campaigns from Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica Scandal. So things are getting pretty serious now around the data protection policies that Facebook have.

The Cambridge Analytica Scandal in a nutshell is a system in where private companies were caching in on user’s data. One user would sign up to an online personality questionairre after accepting access to their Facebook account. That user’s info was on offer to see, but what it didn’t mention is that their friends’ info was also visible. It’s hard to say what damage has been done fully yet, as it’s still early days, but it’s not stopping global companies from ducking out early.

Or on the other hand, it could just be a massive PR stunt to show the world that they care for this kind of online social media behaviour. Who knows. But it does make for some interesting conversations.