- Elon called Facebook “lame” and suggested Cohen to “delete it”
- Musk has always been an open critic of Facebook
- Musk had revealed that he does not use the social networking site.
Tesla co-founder Elon Musk seems to be pretty fond of micro-blogging website Twitter but he doesn't feel the same way about Facebook. Musk, whose tweets often kick up a storm on social media, has posted yet another controversial tweet. He has always been an open critic of Facebook but recently the Tesla honcho called it lame and asked people to delete it.
In response to Hollywood director Sacha Baron Cohen anti-Facebook tweet, Elon called Facebook lame and suggested Cohen to delete it. Cohen had tweeted, We don't let 1 person control the water for 2.5 billion people.
We don't let 1 person control electricity for 2.5 billion people. Why do we let 1 man control the information seen by 2.5 billion people? Facebook needs to be regulated by governments, not ruled by an emperor!"
Back in 2018, Musk had revealed that he does not use the social networking site. In the same year, he even deleted the Facebook pages of Tesla and SpaceX from the social networking site stating that he didn't realize that the official pages of his company are there on Facebook.
I don't use FB and never have, so don't think I'm some kind of martyr or my companies are taking a huge blow, Musk had tweeted.
Musk had earlier criticized WhatsApp over security issues. He had tweeted an image with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung and WhatsApp featuring on it and captioned it, New emoji! The last one comes with free phone hack."
The Tesla co-founder had ended its association with all the apps that are owned by Facebook. He deleted his Instagram soon after discontinuing his official pages. Speaking about deleting his Instagram account, he wrote, It's not a political statement and I didn't do this because someone dared me to do it, Just don't like Facebook. Gives me the willies. Sorry.
Facebook, however, has not reacted to Elon's Delete Facebook tweet yet.
Incidentally, Facebook's official Twitter account was recently hacked by a group called OurMine, responsible for hacking the accounts of ESPN, NFL earlier this year.
"Hi, we are O u r M i n e. Well, even Facebook is hackable but at least their security better than Twitter," posted the hackers from their official handles, OurMine had tweeted after hacking into Facebook's official Twitter handle.
Interestingly, the hacker group doesn't hack with a malicious intention unlike other hackers. They claim to check the security of the particular page/person and even suggest the hacked account to contact them for security support.