Elon Musk, a long time Facebook critic, tweeted out that people should #DeleteFacebook, saying the platform is “lame.”
Facebook has never been the most loved company in the world. Since its beginning, the company has received more than it’s share of criticism. On top of the list of its detractors, Elon Musk.
Every time there is another privacy breach or any kind of controversy, the #DeleteFacebook seems to reappear. This time it might have been re-ignited by Elon Musk himself.
It all started when another prominent Facebook critic, comic, writer, and actor Sacha Baron Cohen tweeted last Wednesday: “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!”
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! pic.twitter.com/o4hNRFNpgt
— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) February 5, 2020
If that was not enough for Facebook, Elon Musk responded to Cohen on Saturday morning, tweeting a simple: “#DeleteFacebook it’s lame.”
#DeleteFacebook It’s lame
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 8, 2020
It is not the first time that Elon Musk publicly shares his thoughts on Facebook. In 2018, he deleted all his companies’ Facebook pages and explained himself on Twitter: “I don’t like Facebook. Gives me the willies. Sorry.”
At this stage, I feel like I need to clarify: nobody is making anybody join Facebook. Maybe that is the one difference between the platform and an emperor?
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