Elon Musk calls for Amazon breakup after Covid-19 skeptic claims it censored his book

Elon Musk calls for Amazon breakup after Covid-19 skeptic claims it censored his book
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  • Elon Musk on Thursday tweeted that he thinks it’s time to break up Amazon.
  • “This is insane @JeffBezos,” Musk said, tagging the Amazon CEO. “Time to break up Amazon. Monopolies are wrong!”
  • His tweet was directed at former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos after Berenson published a screenshot showing that his upcoming book about Covid-19 doesn’t meet Amazon guidelines for sale.

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Thursday tweeted that he thinks it’s time to break up Amazon.

His tweet came after writer Alex Berenson tweeted a screenshot showing that his upcoming book about Covid-19 doesn’t meet Amazon guidelines for sale. Berenson has been a critic of the coronavirus lockdown and has suggested that the risks of serious illness or death are much lower than reported, especially for younger people.

“This is insane @JeffBezos,” Musk said, tagging the Amazon CEO. “Time to break up Amazon. Monopolies are wrong!”

Amazon said later that the book was removed in error, is being reinstated and that it has contacted Berenson.

Musk has been a vocal critic of government policy during the coronavirus pandemic. He has also tweeted in favor of reopening the country and during a Tesla earnings call said stay-at-home orders are fascist, among other things.

Source: CNBC

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