Elon Musk will buy and delete Facebook

#deletefacebook: Elon Musk removes SpaceX and Tesla Facebook pages

In view of the ongoing debate over the data scandal on Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, the well-known entrepreneur Elon Musk has now apparently taken the necessary steps.

On Twitter, he responded to a call to delete Facebook accounts - #deletefacebook - by deleting his own Facebook profile as well as that of his companies SpaceX and Tesla. Both corporate profiles had loud Techcrunch previously more than 2.6 million followers and were no longer accessible shortly after various dialogues on Twitter.

Musk is therefore less critical of Instagram, even if the influence of Facebook is slowly seeping in, as he puts it. Mozilla, Sonos and Commerzbank had previously announced that they would not place any advertising on Facebook, at least temporarily. The scandal therefore has increasingly severe financial consequences for the portal.

Zuckerberg is supposed to go to Congress

Last weekend, citing a whistleblower, it was reported that the data analysis company Cambridge Analytica had tried to influence elections with the help of 50 million Facebook user data. The data were allegedly collected for research purposes and illegally used commercially. In addition, the users concerned would not have known what the data was used for. Facebook is said to have requested the deletion, but never checked whether it actually took place.

Sugarberg has now been officially summoned to the US Congress to clarify this, too. In the course of the debate that followed, the demand for #deletefacebook arose in the USA. Elon Musk's SpaceX had lost a satellite in the fall of 2016 when a rocket exploded, on which, among other things, Facebook had rented.

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