Elon Musk tweets that it's 'time to break up Amazon'

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is calling for the break up of Amazon after the e-commerce company chose to remove a COVID-19 book from a controversial author.

"Time to break up Amazon".

Musk tweeted two days after saying he was taking a break from the social networking service.

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

The author of the book, Alex Berenson, caught Mr Musk's attention by tweeting a screenshot from Amazon, which told him that his book about the pandemic did not meet its guidelines.


Amazon first refused to publish a book skeptical of the mainstream narrative on the novel Wuhan coronavirus while still continuing to promote works by anarchists and Adolf Hitler.

Following Musk's post in support, Berenson announced that Amazon backed off its censorship.

Amazon said the book had been removed in error and would be reinstated. (In fact, the worst-case death toll is likely to be striking to people).

The decision to keep Berenson's title from being published even prompted scrutiny from SpaceX/Tesla Founder Elon Musk calling for the breakup of Amazon. Musk has also pushed for reopening businesses throughout the country, describing stay-at-home orders as "fascist" and initially defying local ordinances to reopen his Tesla plant in California .

Last year, a Space Exploration Technologies executive said Bezos' Blue Origin was years behind in efforts to build a constellation of satellites. A tweet in 2018 that he had secured funding to take Tesla private led to a lawsuit against Musk by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which the parties later settled. Bezos, on the other hand, has implied he's no fan of Musk's plan to prioritize colonizing Mars.

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