Elon Musk. Photo: Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Elon Musk appears to have deleted the Facebook accounts for his companies Tesla and SpaceX. This comes amidst cries to delete Facebook in response to Cambridge Analytica’s role in the misuse of data on Facebook of millions of Americans.

What happened: Elon Musk engaged on Twitter Friday morning in response to the calls to abandon the platform, saying “What’s Facebook?” and that he “didn’t realize” they had Facebook pages, CNN reports. He followed up with promises that he would take down the pages, per TechCrunch.

Big picture:

  • There may be more Facebook page deletions to come from other prominent businesses.
  • House leaders have formally invited Mark Zuckerberg to testify, as has the Senate Commerce Committee.

Go deeper: What Zuckerberg has said, and what he isn't saying.

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Mayors plan multifront attack on census shutdown

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A growing number of mayors are banding together to fight what they consider to be an inaccurate and abruptly curtailed 2020 census, using an arsenal of legal, legislative and congressional efforts.

Why it matters: The outcome may determine whether President Trump or Joe Biden controls the redistricting process, which governs everything from congressional representation and redistricting to funding for schools and Head Start.

Moderator Kristen Welker will not control mics during final presidential debate

President Trump and Joe Biden at the first presidential debate in September. Photo: Scott Olson via Getty Images

A producer from the Commission on Presidential Debates will manage the operation of the candidates' microphones during Thursday's final presidential debate — not the event's moderator, NBC's Kristen Welker — a source with knowledge of the event told Axios.

Our thought bubble, via Axios' Alexi McCammond: Given President Trump's accusations of partisanship against the other debates' moderators, it makes sense that Welker would want to steer clear of any such optics during her stint in the chair.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Politics: Chris Christie: Wear a mask "or you may regret it — as I did" — Senate Democrats block vote on McConnell's targeted relief bill.
  2. Business: New state unemployment filings fall.
  3. Economy: Why the stimulus delay isn't a crisis (yet).
  4. Health: Many U.S. deaths were avoidable — The pandemic is getting worse again.
  5. Education: Boston and Chicago send students back home for online learning.
  6. World: Spain and France exceed 1 million cases.