What does Elon Musk think of Facebook

After deleting the SpaceX and Tesla Facebook pages: The delicate relationship between Zuckerberg and Musk

Facebook is currently ailing and Cambridge Analytica is to blame: Personal data of around 50 million Facebook users are allegedly used in an unfair manner by the British analysis company - to help Trump win the election.

Founder Elon Musk doesn't like this strategy and Facebook's image at all. After Brian Acton, the co-founder of WhatsApp, used the hashtag #deletefacebook on Twitter to delete company pages, Elon Musk, head of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, immediately replied: With a "What is Facebook?" he doesn't have an account himself and probably doesn't think much of the platform. Only a short time later, Musk was asked to delete SpaceX and Tesla's pages on Facebook.

What's Facebook?

- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 23, 2018

Musk promised to do so because he didn't even know an account existed, he had "literally never seen" the site - which will likely break the hearts of the Tesla and SpaceX social media workers who do it is to make the brand visible on social media. This didn't change Musk's decision: 20 minutes later, Tesla and SpaceX's Facebook pages were deleted.

Musk versus Zuckerberg

Musk has had a delicate relationship with Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg for a long time. In 2016, Zuckerberg seemed unhappy about the explosion of a SpaceX rocket carrying a satellite for his Internet.org project. "I am deeply disappointed that the SpaceX launch shot destroyed our satellite," he wrote at the time. Now Musk responded to a swipe by a reporter on Twitter who rehashed the story: "Yes, my mistake, being an idiot. We gave them a free start to catch up on and I think they had insurance, ”Musk explained.

The rival billionaires also have opposing attitudes towards artificial intelligence. Musk has long pushed for the regulation of AI and warned that the technology posed a "fundamental risk to the existence of civilization". In July 2017, Zuckerberg reached out to Musk on a live broadcast on Facebook, stating, “Those who argue against artificial intelligence are arguing against safer cars and better diagnoses for the sick. I just don't see how anyone can do that with a clear conscience. ”So he rebuked his fellow entrepreneurs. Musk shot right back in a tweet: "I spoke to Mark about it. His understanding of the subject is limited. "

The arguers will continue to debate the technologies of the future. One thing is for sure: Musk will no longer open a Facebook account and Zuckerberg will probably no longer shoot satellites with SpaceX into space either.