Tesla's Elon Musk calls for breakup of Amazon in tweet

Carla Harmon
June 5, 2020

Elon Musk has called for the breakup of Amazon on Thursday, after the e-commerce giant blocked a new book by Alex Berenson, a former New York Times reporter who has been vocally skeptical of widespread lockdowns in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

"THEY CENSORED IT!" Berenson claimed in a tweet.

Amazon did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment on Musk's tweet.

Amazon spokeswoman Sarah Elison now says the book was removed in error, according to the Washington Post.

"It is based entirely on published government data and scientific papers", Berenson said.

Berenson told Breitbart News that his book, Unreported Truths About COVID-19 And Lockdowns Part 1: Introductions and Death Counts and Estimates, was merely "an introduction and a discussion of death coding, death counts, and who is really dying from COVID, as well as a worst-case estimate of deaths with no mitigation efforts". "Monopolies are wrong!" Elon Musk tweeted after a writer said that the e-tailer won't sell his book on the platform as it fails to meet Amazon guidelines. Last month, Musk threatened to move Tesla out of California if the state did not allow the company's manufacturing plant to reopen. In addition to Tesla, Musk leads SpaceX while Bezos founded Blue Origin.

This is not the first time that Elon Musk has drawn attention by his weird tweets; the latest one in row is a tweet in which the SpaceX CEO said that the Tesla stock is "too high".

Mr Musk and Mr Bezos are rivals in a race to make space travel more affordable. Bezos, on the other hand, has implied he's no fan of Musk's plan to prioritize colonizing Mars.

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