Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has supported & # 39; American lockon of & # 39; e coronavirus and its concern that measures & # 39; too quickly & # 39; future outbreaks & # 39; will guarantee & # 39 ;.
His warning comes just a day after Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk called for sweeping US stay-at-home restrictions to break out the & # 39; fascist & # 39; .
Musk, who has often spoken and even made inflammatory comments on conference calls and on Twitter, said in comments to analysts on Tesla Inc's call that it & # 39; fascist & # 39; was to say that people can't leave their homes.
He said, & # 39; This is not democratic, this is not freedom. Give people back their damn freedom. & # 39;
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today supported the lockdown and expressed his concern that reducing measures & # 39; too quickly & # 39; future outbreaks & # 39; will guarantee & # 39;
Musk and his girlfriend, singer Grimes, are pictured at the MET Gala in New York on May 7, 2018
Zuckerberg, on the other hand, in comments on & # 39; Facebook's own call on Wednesday, warned of the impact of reducing lockdown measures and said the economic fallout of the & # 39; pandemic would take longer than people currently expect.
Zuckerberg said, & # 39; I worry that some places will open too soon before infection rates are reduced to very minimal levels & # 39; s near future outbreaks and worse health and economic outcomes in the longer term will guarantee. & # 39;
Facebook, the world's largest social network, said on Wednesday that usage in the first quarter will rise in the middle of & # 39; e widespread lockdowns, though advertising companies dropped in March.
Facebook generated revenue of $ 4.9 billion in the first quarter, $ 1.71 a share, in the same period last year they made $ 2.43 billion, 85 cents a share.
They also saw a 10 percent increase in the number of users using their products such as Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram during the lockdown – now at 2.6 billion people per month.
During the call, the company stated that they would expect & # 39; at least to lose some of this increased involvement as various restrictions in place in & # 39; a future relax & # 39 ;.
Both Tesla Inc. if Facebook are based in the San Francisco Bay area, which was outside to try to slow down the spread of the virus, with the seven counties of the region not being a common mission for plea before California issued a statewide order.
In addition to a link to a Wall Street Journal op-ed about whether lockdowns saved lives, Musk tweeted: & # 39; Give people back their freedom! & # 39;
Musk also tweeted a link to a local Texas news story that did not lift some restrictions this week, saying: & # 39; Bravo Texas & # 39;
Electric car manufacturer Tesla and social media network Facebook have had several experiences during the lockdown.
Initially, Tesla had resisted efforts by California authorities to close its plant in the Bay Area during the lockdown, until March 19, to stop production. Even Tesla reported on its third most profitable quarter in a row on Wednesday.
Shares of the company were up more than 9 percent at $ 873 in expanded trading, just a day after Detroit-based rival Ford Motor Co. reported a $ 2 billion loss in the first quarter and projected a $ 5 billion decline losing the current quarter.
Musk does not hate words in & # 39; criticism of & # 39; e lockdowns.
He said, & # 39; That the expansion of & # 39; a shelter or, honestly, I would call it, people in their homes with prison sentences against all their constitutional rights, in my opinion, breaking people's freedoms in ways that are horrible and wrong and not why & # 39; t people came to America or built this country.
& # 39; It will cause great damage, not only to Tesla, but to all businesses. And although Tesla will weather the storm, there are many small businesses that won't. & # 39;
Zuckerberg and Musk, who is also chief director of SpaceX rocket company, have had differences in the past. In 2017, a war of words broke out between the duo over whether robots will be smart enough to kill their human creators.
& # 39; I talked to Mark about this. His understanding of the subject is limited. & # 39; At the time, Musk tweeted about Zuckerberg, which did not warn Musk of the dangers of artificial intelligence.
In May 2018, Musk made waves on another call for revenue when & # 39; he declined to & # 39; analysts' questions, saying that & # 39; boring, bonehead questions aren't cool. & # 39; He later persecuted him for his remarks.