Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Calls Out Jeff Bezos Tweeting “Monopolies are wrong”
Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said it’s “time to break up Amazon” in a tweet Thursday.
Monopolies are wrong,” Musk tweeted while tagging Bezos, the world’s wealthiest man. The online distributor is among tech firms being scrutinized by federal regulators and lawmakers for the increasing size and the scope of its business.
Musk’s post came in response to a tweet from a writer who said his book titled “Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and the Lockdown” was being removed from Amazon’s Kindle publishing division for violating unspecified guidelines.
An Amazon representative said the book was removed in error and is being reinstated. “We have notified the author,” she said in an email.
With more than 35 million followers, Musk is a prolific tweeter. He previous tweet weighed in on the death of George Floyd, joining cries for the other three officers who did not intervene during the arrest to also be criminally charged.
“Definitely not right that the other officers were charged with nothing,” the Tesla and SpaceX CEO said on Twitter Monday morning, following a weekend of protests that swept cities across the United States. Only one officer, Derek Chauvin, was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after video showing his knee pressing into Floyd’s neck spread online.
“What message does this send in general to officers who stand by while another does wrong?,” Musk said. He also responded to a video clip of a Chris Rock joke, in which the comedian how “bad apple is a lovely name for murderer.”