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Elon Musk is back at it again on his favorite social media platform. The first half of the year has already brought some noteworthy activity on Twitter from the controversial CEO. Of course, his arguments with local health and wellness regulators in Alameda County are well documented. The CEO also ranted about getting rid of all his possessions. In the latest chapter in Musk’s Twitter saga, he goes after one of the largest growing monopolies on the planet – Amazon.
Musk’s outspoken tweets, “This is insane @JeffBezos,” and “Time to break up Amazon. Monopolies are wrong!” followed an update from the writer Alex Berenson. Berenson shared a screenshot on Twitter showcasing an issue with his latest book’s Amazon publication process. The screenshot shows Berenson’s book being rejected by Amazon’s publishing platform, because it doesn’t meet the company’s guidelines.
Time to break up Amazon. Monopolies are wrong!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 4, 2020
The book shares some controversial opinions about COVID-19. As CNBC reports, “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.”
It stands to reason that Musk’s tweets followed the assumption that Amazon rejected Berenson’s book on the basis of its content related to the coronavirus. However, it appears as though the publication rejection was a mistake. In any case, the story speaks to Musk’s frustration with monopolies and the North American response to COVID-19.