Elon Musk calls for Amazon to be broken up: 'Monopolies are wrong!'

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon MuskElon Reeve MuskHillicon Valley: GOP lawmaker says 'no place in Congress' for QAnon after supporter's primary win | Uber CEO says app could temporarily shutdown in California if ruling upheld | Federal agency warns hackers targeting small business loan program Top Republican criticizes Twitter's briefing on massive hack SpaceX is building the road to the moon and Mars in Texas MORE is calling for Amazon to be broken up. 

“Time to break up Amazon. Monopolies are wrong!” Musk tweeted.


Musk’s tweet was in response to former New York Times journalist Alex Berenson, who tweeted a screenshot showing that his upcoming book about COVID-19 doesn’t meet Amazon guidelines for sale. 

Amazon later said that the book in question had been blocked in error and was now available in an e-reader edition for Amazon Kindle. Amazon said that the availability of the book was not due to Musk's tweet, according to Reuters.  

Both Musk and Berenson have been critical of coronavirus-related shutdowns.

Berenson has suggested that the risks of serious illness or death are much lower than reported, especially for younger people.

Musk threatened to move his Tesla plant from California if the governor did not allow him to continue production. 

The Department of Justice announced an antitrust review into tech companies in July 2019. In September, the House Judiciary Committee requested documents from Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google’s parent company, Alphabet.