Elon Musk. A shot from a video on YouTube
Elon Musk. A shot from a video on YouTube
At the end of March, amid the scandal surrounding the leakage of data from millions of Facebook users, the #DeleteFacebook boycott gained popularity . Twitter users pushed to participate in the protest of businessman Elon Musk. He stated that he did not even know about the existence of the official pages of SpaceX and Tesla , and promised to remove them. Soon the community really disappeared from Facebook.

Contrary to the promise of March 23, Musk did not delete the pages of Tesla and SpaceX, but made them temporarily invisible for all users, found the creator of the service for installing deadlines Timebound Ananay Arora (Ananay Arora).

For this reason, the Tesla and SpaceX pages display error messages, according to which the content is not available “right now” or “can be displayed to the wrong part of the audience to which you belong.” If Musk fulfilled the promise, the Facebook user would see the “page not available” marks or “maybe it was deleted,” the developer concluded.

Error on Tesla and SpaceX pages
Error on Tesla and SpaceX pages
Error in case of deleting the page on Facebook
Error in case of deleting the page on Facebook

The chapter Timebound checked accounts Tesla and SpaceX with the help of Find your Facebook ID service , which allows you to find out the personal number of your account and basically it is required to developers of plug-ins in the social network.

The Next Web confirmed : according to Facebook rules, owners of remote pages have 14 days for the final decision – to let the page disappear forever or return it. If the page is permanently deleted, it loses the identifier associated with the URL. In the case of Musk companies, the result corresponded to accounts that are temporarily not available .

Arora found another proof when checking the status code of the Tesla and SpaceX pages, which did not match the response code for deleted or non-existent pages (404). The whole process, he described in a two-minute video.

Asked by The Next Web about plans to return to Facebook, Tesla’s spokesman said he did not have “new information to the current moment.” The publication noted that companies act “somewhat hypocritically,” making “bold statements”, but contradicting themselves and leaving “various options” for action.