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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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Cleanup on aisle Biden

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After two gaffes and a low blow from President Trump questioning his faith, Joe Biden spent Thursday evening off his own message — clarifying comments and responding to attacks.

Why it matters: Biden’s responses reflect what we could see a lot more of in the next few months — cringeworthy comments and Trump smears, smacking into each other and pulling the Democrat off course.

2020 election strategy: Hire all the lawyers

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

The coronavirus has sent overall U.S. unemployment into the double digits — but it's a sort of full-employment act for election law attorneys.

The big picture: The prospect of extended court fights over COVID-19-related voting changes, an absentee ballot avalanche, foreign interference and contested presidential results has prompted a hire-all-the-lawyers binge by candidates and campaigns — not just in swing states but around the country.

Right-wing media defanged by dissolving anti-Biden storylines

Data: NewsWhip; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

The three biggest anti-Joe Biden storylines in right-wing media over the last year have either fizzled or are getting less online traction than they used to, according to data from NewsWhip provided exclusively to Axios.

Why it matters: This dynamic has rendered a formidable media ecosystem less effective in boosting President Trump as we move into the heart of the 2020 campaign.