Elon Musk: Delete Facebook, ‘it’s lame’
Why is Elon Musk telling people to delete their Facebook?; Elon Musk speaks on stage during the E3 conference in Los Angeles on June 13, 2019.Charley Gallay | Vadivelu Comedy Getty Images
Although Elon Musk is very active on Twitter, he doesn’t seem to like Facebook.
The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX called Facebook “disabled” on Twitter Saturday, adding “#Delete Facebook” in response to a provocative Facebook tweet by Hollywood actor, writer, director and producer Sacha Baron Cohen.
In March 2018, Musk deleted the Facebook pages of Tesla and SpaceX, saying he “didn’t know” there were pages on his companies’ platforms.
“I don’t use FB and never have,” Musk wrote in March 2018. “So don’t think I’m some kind of martyr or that my companies are taking great success.”
Musk tweet on not using Facebook
“This is not a political statement and I did not do this because someone pushed me,” Musk wrote after deleting his companies’ Facebook pages. “I don’t like Facebook. It gives me the willies. I’m sorry.”
In August 2018, Musk also deleted his Instagram account. Instagram is to Facebook.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak deleted his Facebook account in April 2018, and encouraged others to leave the platform again in July.
“There are many different types of people, and [for] some, the benefits of Facebook are worth the loss of privacy,” Wozniak told TMZ. “But for many people like me, my advice is that – for most people – you need to find a way to get off Facebook.”
Facebook did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.