Elon Musk calls for 'break up' of Amazon

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk

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.

The Tesla CEO's outburst came in response to a Thursday tweet from former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson, who complained that Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing service had refused to publish his book "Unreported Truths About COVID-19 and Lockdowns".

"Monopolies are wrong", Musk tweeted while tagging Bezos, the world's wealthiest man.

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Others including Democratic politicians, merchants and activists have also called for the break up of Amazon, pointing to its growing control over the e-commerce industry.

According to a photo of a message Amazon sent Berenson, posted on Twitter, the retailer had taken action because the 22-page book did not comply with guidelines that Amazon did not specify, adding, "we are referring customers to official sources for health information about the virus". "It doesn't say coronavirus isn't real or doesn't kill people". "And Amazon won't run it".

An Amazon spokeswoman later told a media organization that the said book was removed in error and the issues is being dealt with.

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The issue caught the attention of Musk, who's been against the government lockdowns to contain COVID-19. CEO Jeff Bezos, another billionaire investing in space exploration.

Last year, a Space Exploration Technologies Corp. executive said Bezos's Blue Origin was years behind in efforts to build a constellation of satellites.

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

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