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Elon Musk Deletes Tesla And SpaceX's Facebook Pages After A Dare From A Random Netizen

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Elon Musk Deletes Tesla And SpaceX's Facebook Pages After A Dare From A Random Netizen
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Here's why you should never dare Elon Musk to do anything, 'cos you'll definitely lose.

The billionaire founder of Tesla and SpaceX has deleted the official Facebook pages of both companies after a random dare from a random Netizen.

The interaction reportedly happened when the co-founder of WhatsApp, Brian Acton, tweeted, on 20 March: 'It is time #deletefacebook'.

Responding to the tweet, the 46-year-old Musk asked: 'What's Facebook?'

A random stranger then issued the challenge, asking Musk to delete SpaceX's Facebook page - which, at that time, had around 2.6 million 'Likes' - "if you're the man".

And like a true boss, Musk responded that he "didn't realise there was one" and agreed to delete the page.

Challenge accepted!
True enough, the SpaceX Facebook page was taken down less than thirty minutes later.

Not only that, Musk also deleted the Facebook page of his other high-profile company, electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla.

In a subsequent tweet, Musk said that he doesn't care about the Facebook pages ("Looks lame anyway," he said in another tweet) and he doesn't reckon his companies will lose millions over his actions:
 

The Mark Zuckerberg connection

Both Musk and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg were not exactly the best of friends.

Back in 2016, Zuckerberg said he was "deeply disappointed" at Musk and SpaceX after the company's Falcon 9 rocket carrying Facebook's Amos-6 satellite exploded on the launch pad.

Musk took the blame for the mishap:
  The #deletefacebook movement started on social media last week after it was revealed that the company has, without permission or user's knowledege, used vast amounts user data to build profiles of American voters to help Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

You can read all about the drama here.

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